THE PURPLE HEART
Once upon a time when most of us had died,
A SOLDIER at the Judgment seat, applied.
"Show Me," the Stern One said,
"Some proof that you are choice among the dead!
Some saintly act; some holy skill, or kindly art!"
"Only this, Oh Magistrate, Oh King, Oh God;
My lifes blood for my Country has stained the sod.
For proof I have this Purple Heart."
He gazed long at it, The King of all...mankind's mentor,
Then nodding, softly whispered