Thursday, May 16, 2013
The lieutenant told me long ago—told me so, that I couldn’t do it!
How he looked, so grand and noble, so long ago—lean and oval!
Oh, how funny, I think now—: I’m sure he’d be quite alarming…
should he know, I became a General!
Note: in this poem “The Lieutenant” more philosophical than not, the author is expressing an experience that took place in the past, he tries to say what he needs to say with impeccable poetic dignity, that sometimes the one you most least expect to achieve—or out of inflexible arrogance—as with the Lieutenant—one surpasses all expectations, achieves the highest rank or grade possible, passes even the Lieutenant. It is a positive quality, and written to inspire.