RoseAnn V. Shawiak
Abandoned Vets - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak
Wounded, defeated, roaming streets alone, hoping to
find some change upon the sidewalk to buy something
to eat or drink.
Thinking back over life, growing up in families of
love and caring, enlisting in the military service,
proud to serve America.
Wearing the uniform with pride, saluting our flag,
patriotism filling their hearts to overflowing, so
honored to protect our country.
Now disheveled, no place to call home, wandering
streets and alleys, looking in dumpsters, hoping
to find food or other types of treasure thrown out.
Bent, head bowed, not knowing what to do anymore,
having been abandoned by those they served, finding
no honor left to them anymore.
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