My renditions of the ‘poems’ are inspired by “For the Want of a Nail” of which there have been many variations, the earliest being 1758 (Wikipedia).

 

FOR THE WANT OF A GUN


For the want of a gun, a patriot was lost
For the want of a patriot, the morale was lost
For the want of morale, the honor was lost
For the want of honor, the law was lost

For the want of the law, freedom was lost
For the want of freedom, the nation was lost
For the want of the nation, faith was lost
For the want of faith, humanity was lost

  

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AMERICAN VALUE


For the value of a gun, a citizen was saved
For the value of the citizen, morale was saved
For the value of morale, honor was saved
For the value of honor, justice was saved

For the value of justice, freedom was saved
For the value of freedom, the nation was saved
For the value of the nation, faith was saved
For the value of faith, humanity was saved.

  

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 TEACHER VALUE


For the value of a teacher, a student was saved.
For the value of a student, knowledge was saved.
For the value of knowledge, truth was saved.
For the value of truth, justice was saved.

For the value of justice, freedom was saved.
For the value of freedom, the nation was saved.
For the value of the nation, faith was saved.
For the value of faith, humanity was saved.

 

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VALUE OF DEMOCRACY


For the value of a voter, democracy was saved.
For the value of democracy, morale was saved.
For the value of morale, honor was saved.
For the value of honor, justice was saved.

For the value of justice, freedom was saved.
For the value of freedom, the nation was saved.
For the value of the nation, faith was saved.
For the value of faith, humanity was saved.

 

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VALUE OF A POLICE OFFICER


For the value of training, a police officer was saved.
For the value of a police officer, morale was saved.
For the value of morale, honor was saved.
For the value of honor, justice was saved.

For the value of justice, freedom was saved.
For the value of freedom, the nation was saved.
For the value of the nation, faith was saved.
For the value of faith, humanity was saved.