Red Badge Of Courage

A handsome soldier,

His mighty steed,

Heroic in both

Word and deed

Ride into glorious

Victory.

A medal awarded

There was to be.

Amongst his peers’

Great aplomb

The soldier came to

Have the medal pinned on.

Alas the officer

In command

Did not possess

A steady hand.

And so the pin

Met the soldier’s lapel

But, alas, pierced soldier’s

Flesh as well.

So for the bloodshed

In which he took part

The soldier was also given

The Purple Heart.

The soldier survived

This test of mettle,

Awarded a medal

For earning a medal.

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