We Are of Clay, by 2 Lieut. Charles J. “Chick” Rainear [James C. McKell]


“They would not find me changed

from him they knew

Only more sure of all I thought was true.

– From Robert Frost


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My life is at variance with my thoughts

Unsubdued by nature, yet struggling to get free.

All the world is verily a stage to me

I cannot turn but look, and then I’m caught.

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If you have courage, I have too,

And your strong mind I’ll lean upon

When the going’s rough –

You may be the many and I the few,

But faith in one’s enough.