Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume I/Victory

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Poems, Volume I by Florence Earle Coates
Victory

VICTORY

PEACE! for the silver bugles play,
 And the glad fifes, with shriller sound;
The drum beats fast, and, far away,
 Awakens joy profound.


From dawn unto the setting sun
 We battled, and our foes have lost;
O heart, my heart, the day is won,—
 Break thou, and pay the cost!