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The veteran

Posted on November 5, 2019 by Sunny South News

I wrote this poem when I was in college.

My father was in WWII and I’ve seen how he is affected by his experienced.

This is for him and all veterans, with gratitude and respect.

The Veteran

His hands, that held his baby

and touched his wife

His hands, that gripped the steel

that took men’s life.

His face, that beamed with youth

and reflected pride

His face, scarred from pain

and tears long cried.

His eyes, that looked to the world

and danced with laughter

His eyes, distant with memories

that remained long after.

His heart, once full of love

for country and God

His heart, heavy with sorrow

from destruction abroad.

His spirit, once so vulnerable

as innocence can be

His spirit, shattered by a war

so we can be free.


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