Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/"Honor, Not Honors"

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Poems, Volume II by Florence Earle Coates
"Honor, not Honors"[1]

"HONOR, NOT HONORS"

HAST thou for honor laid ambition down?
 Honor, itself, shall be thy sure reward,
 A guard more certain than a flaming sword,—
A crown above a crown.


Since it is honor stays thy lofty quest,
 Welcome the high defeat thy spirit dares!
 Aye, wear it proudly as a victor wears
The star upon his breast!

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