~ Veteran's Cry ~

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    dedicated to veterans everywhere

    ~ Veteran's Cry ~

    Our symptoms are congruent,
    We're an army of one, 
    No deed of consent, 
    We shine like the sun, 
    Hidden illnesses, 
    Broken families confess,
    Shattered dreams, 
    Multiple toxins, disease,  
    Exposure effects, 
    From ill-prescribed drugs, 
    We never stop fighting, 
    We're lions not dogs, 
    Spit on our uniforms, 
    And deny us our due,
    We'll never stop fighting, 
    For each other... for you,
    We are veterans,
    We’ve earned the name,
    We fight for freedom... not glory or fame, 
    Forgotten wars, 
    In freedom we acclaim,
    I am a veteran, 
    God knows my name!

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    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

    Starhawk’s Poems (35)

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    ~ Veteran's Cry ~ 0
    In The Beginning... 0
    Mother in Every Sense! 0
    Is not Free! Freedom! 1
    Love 0
    Peace Profound 0
    I Am, Soul! 0
    Mother Sends A Message 0
    Love To Envy 0
    Pitter Patter Of Little Feet 0
    Love Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want 2
    Executing Our Children 0
    Too Right With God's Multiple Wrongs 0
    400 + 0
    Satisfy Me 2
    Fire in the Darkness 0
    All I Know 0
    Never Really Alone 1
    Veterans of Compassion 2
    Winter of My Discontent 0
    She's My Sun 0
    Emboldened, Impassioned, Alive 0
    True Los ...s 0
    I Promise 2
    Past Haunted 1
    Alone NOT Lonely 0
    love at First Shot 0
    Soulmate 0
    A Love to Envy 0
    RuSh ApPlE HoUr 0
    Common Love 0
    The Human Animal 1
    Clothed in a Smile 0
    Reef of Tears 0
    Passion's Possessions 2