Per Ardua Ad Astra
For every soul
by Gordon Alchin
That's claimed by the outraged wind,
Humanity, take toll
In fuller knowledge of the world behind
The dawn-mist and the aery eventide -
In greater skill the paths of heaven to ride.
For every life -
God knows the price we've paid for sov'ranty -
For every life
Let Man exact the full indemnity:
That unborn men secure may ride at ease
The labyrinthine channels of the breeze.