|Remember You are Jerseymen - Poem by Gerard Geiger|
Remember You are Jerseymen
I stand before you calm and serene,
my expression belies the horrors I've seen.
My coat of blue, now in bronze bereaved;
a patina of age I never achieved.
We find in life tempests to brave,
swords to clash and ideals to save.
I saw my duty to follow such light,
no matter the fury or how dark the night.
I stand as a guidon for Jerseymen fair,
protecting our Union from threats we share.
Though I stand a statue, a Jerseyman blue,
I was once a young man made of flesh like you.
No more verdant hills or streams will I roam,
to you I bequeath this land as your home.
Protect her and the children from tyrants and fools
and "Remember you are Jerseymen" where freedom rules.
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