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Just a Veteran

I’m Just a veteran






Am I forgotten







Does the public remember





The struggles I went through





To get you to where you are today








Did the public forget






Who cares, I’m just a veteran













I served with pride and joy










Had no care whether I died or lived




I was there fighting the battles







Where was I at the holidays


I was out on those fields fighting
Fighting the battles
The hard times I went through

When am I honored
A few days out of the year
Did I fight a few days of the year
And the public thinks it’s okay
To only honor me a few days out of the year



Always remember
I fought every day
No kiss from my wife
No break from my job
Just a letter from home

And yet we only honor Veterans
A few days of the year
Mighty impressive of the public
Only to honor us those few days of the year





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livingforeternity819 said...
Jan. 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Love the poem, it's true that we need to honor our veterans everyday. Not just once a year. They put their own life at risk for us and the only way we can pay them back is honoring them everyday.
 
angel01198 replied...
Jan. 9, 2011 at 10:39 pm
Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.
 
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