Free Of Conscription

I have grown up free of conscription

Free of compulsory military service

Free from the threat of invasion or conquest.

This was a birthright presented to me

By those who fought to grant me this gift.

My father was one of those who served

With gallant distinction, receiving wounds

Clearing the Scheldt of stubborn occupation,

Liberating the Dutch from years of cruelty,

Starvation, fear, humiliation and woe.

I am the inheritor of that noble gift.

I do not take the sacrifice it cost lightly

Nor do I forget the lives cut short

To bring that precious birthright here

And offer it to me.

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