Valor is as red as the warm blood
Found on the sword of a warrior,
Who has just made a kill of a foe,
That threatened the peace of his people.
Valor is the courage to take the actions
In support of one's convictions and conscience;
Even in the face of a terrible threat,
Physical, mental or spiritual;
Bravery and blood in the face of a challenge
Brings out the sweet smell and color of cherryade,
But cowardice means one cannot know his limits,
And the stench of fear smells like the vulture's feast.