Disclaimer: Star Trek is the property of Paramount/Viacom. This poem is the property of and is copyright (c) 1980 by Ingrid Cross. Originally published in Personal Log #1, Vicki Ashe, editor.
Future thoughts for a Modern Warrior in Peacetime
Someday I, too, shall wander among the stars,
glide between the lights,
carve my fortunes on hostile worlds.
My wars shall be fought with the heart,
I shall replace the Spear with love,
use a smile as my war-sign.
I shall fight for myself, not only for my kin,
My own desires shall be dealt with
according to traditions I create.
Mine is the heritage of communal spirit.
It rears its head in a final plea,
a last beckoning toward a proud unity.
In rejecting it, I will find my joy.
In fighting for myself
I will make life more dear.