We are not robots; we are not machines--
Not extensions of technology
Nor accessories to mechanical or electric devices.
We are biological individuals with certain needs
Such as food, drink and rest--dignity and respect.
We are not numbers nor line-item entries
On your tables of organization and equipment;
Not operators with billable time listed below
Valuable capital expendatures on a daily flow sheet:
A bottom line more important than a mere afterthought.
We are personnel, not human resources,
Not disposable, expendable, replaceable components.
We live; we breathe; we love; we dream,
And we'll fight for the right to be free!