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The Greater Good

I soar on high in open flight 
to execute my battle plan, 
all through the day and into night, 
the guardian of my fellow man. 
I steel myself to fight, to kill 
those who can't see right from wrong, 
who try to bend us to their will 
and sabotage our victory song. 
No order, nor the call to arms 
compelled my journey to the skies, 
an instant urge, no fear, no qualms, 
drove me to question truth from lies 
and challenge my mortality. 
To vie for human brotherhood, 
the measure of eternity, 
the struggle for the greater good.

Copyright © Keith Bickerstaffe

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  1. Date: 1/25/2013 7:29:00 PM
    Well Keith the greater good?? and do we get to see it,know it, feel it? yes of course.." (on T V) L O L)) enjoyed this thought provoking write for me anyways..!

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 8:41:00 AM
    This is has a greater message than most poems too! GOOD one.

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 3:28:00 PM
    keith, this poem flows like a fast-running creek and i was so glad to be taken along for the ride! brilliant!

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 12:37:00 PM
    A powerful poem Keith!! - Well-written. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Hi Kieth brill pen my friend, made me think, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:30:00 AM
    Wow, this is an incredible write my friend! I really loved reading this amazing poem this afternoon! What an intriguing piece, Great Work!!