Ace Of Black Hearts

Bronze Star - 2,496 Points (04/17/1984 / Homa Lousiana)

Shame And Silence - Poem by Ace Of Black Hearts

I've seen that man before.
Yeah the one with the back pack walking down the road.
He's a homeless vet.
Not sure the reason.
Was it his choice.
Or was it circumstances created by the governments choices.
I don't know but I see him every year.
Each time he has greyed
Just a little more.
Each time he walk is slower
Just a little more.
Does he have any family left?
And if so why aren't they helping him?
What has happen to make all these people so cold?
They cross the street just to avoid.
As if he is a disease, a contagious cancer.
Well if that is so we are the ones that caused it.
A reflection of what we've become.
A reflection of what we have done.
A faulty since of arrogance, ignorance, and disgust.
You don't even know his story.
How can you even begin to judge?
How can you?
Yet you still do.
You still do.
And he continues to walk in this shame and silence.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 24, 2012


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