James Aykroyd

Rookie (Bradford Royal Infirmary)

The Abandoned Soldier - Poem by James Aykroyd

You will see him there,
Starring wondering,
What the hell,
He gave everything,
To a country he loved,
But medically discharged,
He is now lost within,
Where support fell through,
The government gave up,
Leaving him,
To fade away,
To the people who care,
It's a complete disgrace,
But still through the day,
He stares,
In a long constant daze,
But this doesn't stop him,
As he prays day by day,


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A Friend Who Was In The Army

Comments about The Abandoned Soldier by James Aykroyd

  • Rookie Lily Mccambridge (10/29/2013 4:49:00 PM)

    Great poem, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013


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