The Great War

from Great Poems of the World War, an electronic edition

An American Creed

STRAIGHT thinking,

Straight talking,

Straight doing,

And a firm belief in the might of right.

Patience linked with patriotism,

Justice added to kindliness,

Uncompromising devotion to this Country,

And active, not passive, Americanism.

To talk less, to mean more,

To complain less, to accomplish more,

And to so live that every one of us is ready to look

Eternity in the face at any moment, and be unafraid!