The Greater Good

Written by: Keith Bickerstaffe


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.