William J. (Skip) Henderson Jr.

I Served! - Poem by William J. (Skip) Henderson Jr.

In my service days I did not see real battle,
I did not come in to harms way.
For the wars fortune, the friends I lost.
I feel that I should have had to pay
Penance for what they went through:
But I served!

The wounds my buddies suffered,
The mind trauma that they still live through
Is more than most anyone could have beared.
I feel their pain every day,
But I served!

For all the ridicule and all the mental anguish
They had to go through. I know my duty will always
Look light to them but I know I have their good will
Because they know … I did my part! I served!
For that I am forever grateful.

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  • (7/23/2007 5:51:00 AM)

    All soldiers should recieve more than they do, they have given of theirselves, thank you.for serving. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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