Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day 2014 Honor The Heroes

Ever since humanity started to paint records of accomplishments on the walls of caves
Whether to record efforts to take land by sword or to by sword a nation save
There has always been a band of heroes to whom we will always owe a great and lasting debt
A band of heroes that never seems to completely disappear and are known as vets
The history of humanity is sadly not dominated by art, science, or romance
But too often by warriors with guns, cannon,  swords and lance
Whether in war or in rare interludes of peace
Honor the vets who died or kept the dogs of war from being released
These men and women who served or who are serving now are the heroes in any sense of the word
And for a pathetic journalist at to assert otherwise is  totally absurd
It should be our fondest and most desired wish that there will come a day
When nations or groups no longer are compelled to others slay
Until that Utopia finally finds its way into our hearts and minds
Our vets will be the heroes to have to man the thin khaki or camo line
Today on Veterans Day marked by a lack of mail and sales in the malls
How do you honor those who serve or those who gave their all?
An easy step, painless for the majority who have not served
An easy way to the memory of the sacrifice of vets preserve
Thank anyone you know who put on a uniform and served
Better yet, donate the shopping savings to Wounded Warriors for the care they deserve.
© November 10, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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