"...are we that wait, sufficient worth...?"
It feels a shame to be Alive --
When Men so brave are dead --
One envies the Distinguished Dust --
Permitted -- such a Head --
The Stone that tells - defending Whom - This Spartan put away
What little of Him we possessed.
In Pawn for Liberty -- The price is great -- Sublimely paid --
Do we deserve -- a Thing That lives (like Dollars) must be piled before we may obtain -- [it? The unwritten "It" here is Liberty.]
Are we that wait -- sufficient worth --
That such Enormous Pearl As life -- dissolved be -- for Us --
In Battle's -- horrid Bowl?
It may be -- a Renown to live --
I think the Man who die -- Those unsustained Saviors --
Present Divinity --
[Note from Barb: I added and deleted punctuation to make it more understandable for Emily neophytes.]