Amid the cannons and the strain of war,
Th’ American Achilles held his ground,
Majestic in his stature evermore,
He built this Nation on a solid ground.
Amid confusion and dissenting states,
A giant of the Law upheld its might,
As Constantine, with crosses, ruled the fates,
So Lincoln purged our freedom of its blight.
Amid disorder and Progressive haste,
A man of Virtue spoke with dignity,
As Jeremiah ended Israel’s waste,
So Coolidge woke responsibility.
When Roman nations meet calamity,
A Cincinnatus shows their dignity.
-Tyler William O’Neil
April 15, 2009