Francis Duggan

Fact Does Not Lie - Poem by Francis Duggan

The truth based on fact and fact does not lie
You do not win a war if for your Country you die
For if you lose your life no matter for what cause all you've had you have lost
To fight and die for your Country can come at a prohibitive cost
The President is the real hero though in the war he did not fight
On his viewing box at the welcome home parade for the war soldiers a smile on his face of delight
Of the war he is the real hero though he never did fire a shot
And those who won his battles for him in time will be forgot
The dead war soldiers will not march in the town's war parade
It is of the living that true heroes are made
Yes the real heroes of the war did survive
How great it is for them for to be alive
To march in the parade on war memorial day
The real war heroes live for to grow old and gray.

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 7, 2016

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