Ode To The Human Race

To you, my fellowman, I give my praise,
To laud you for courageous battles run;
With thanks today your flag I proudly raise.

Intrepid man, you've braved the scorching sun
Of hell as onward, onward to the prize
You plucked obstruction from your path and won.

Amidst your brothers' staunch, supportive cries,
Through endless nights of thunder, fire, and rage,
Your fearless spirit rises, soars, and flies

To burn your name forever on life's page.
O noble soul, remain steadfast and true,
With God your compass, hope and faith your gauge.

O brother-sister mine, what can I do?
I am so proud to be a part of you!

Copyright 1993 Ruth Gillis

"Ode To The Human Race" received a First Place Award
in the Winter 1993 issue of Feelings.


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