Veterans of Compassion


Veterans of Compassion

Here I stand, pride swallowed, trying to get a dime,

A veteran, an old man-o-war knocking on this man’s door,

I need a token to get me where I’m going,

Isn’t there someone around, someone in the knowing,

I’m down on my luck cause life’s as hard as a rock,

A token for some service?

Say no more brother soldier, you’re down and  now times broke,

Here are two tokens, for the words you’ve spoken for poverty is no joke,

And as I watched him walk away, my heart tore apart and broke,

For the soldier-man had swallowed his pride,

Before ever a word he spoke.

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mamasan commented on Veterans of Compassion


This read is very appropriate to this day we commemorate to veterans fighting overseas and commemorating the lives lost in days of yore. I am sure veterans share a special place in heaven.




FranzJ commented on Veterans of Compassion


the veterans are not appercated in this country yet it is because of them that we can do and the say the things we do- very nice



Sir, it is people like yourself that makes vets like me very proud to have served this country. Thanks.

To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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Peace Profound 0
I Am, Soul! 0
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Love To Envy 0
Pitter Patter Of Little Feet 0
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Fire in the Darkness 0
All I Know 0
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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
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Reef of Tears 0
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