MY ARMS COLLECTION
These are man-made tools of war or peace or love or hate
Labeled at will by man, their creator.
Tools, ingeniously designed, used by aggressor or defender
Classed again by man their maker.
Blameless products of metal and wood, shaped by the skill of
master mechanics, embellished by the hand of an artist
Condemned because of misuse by man, their possessor
A mighty protector on the sight of right
A destroyer on the side of evil - an eternal chameleon
Look upon them as they are displayed
Important curios of a day now past and outliving their masters
Let their purpose and history be forever in the eyes of the beholder;
romantic, destroying or preserving;
Weaving untold tales of daring or cowardice
of chivalry or cunning, but see them as they shall always be
- omninous reminders of sudden action -
The instruments of the quick and the nemesis of the dead.