Badge of Courage
Copyright © 2008 #138
(commitment for life)
We are not sure where it starts
but to claim it is extremely hard.
Doesn't take big muscles of steel
just strong hearts and iron-will.
200-300 men tested everyday
just a handful selected to stay.
Only after Selection does training begin
in extremes of conditions that never end.
The "Badge of Courage" belongs to Teams
of silent-warriors who say what they mean.
Men depending on each other
like paternal blood brothers.
Always mastering and honing their skills
to free the oppressed is not a thrill.
Our plans do not include defeat
enemies are killed, or retreat.
There's no way our foes can win
we fight until oppression ends.
Contractors after many retire
we still return to the fire.
This is our commitment for life
it is the reason we sacrifice.
And, through our "Badge of Courage"
a chance of freedom is encouraged.
We're the world's Ambassadors of goodwill
but make no mistake, if we're called to kill.
So, GOD forgive us, and those we hunt
most don't realize whom they confront.
*Dedicated to the men of USSOCOM/USASOC
edited: 6/24/2010 - 1041hrs/lp
8/01/2013 - 1722hrs/lp