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Welcome Home Soldier

Rating: 5.0

Brave Soldier wounded in Iraq,
Lost his Mate in the same attack.
Sent back home to the NHS;
Military Hospitals all closed now.

Welcome home, go to A&E,
Be patience Dear just join the queue.
Go over there to the waiting room,
Wait with the Drunks and the Addicts to.

No Uniform please in case it offends?
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Katie 06 June 2007

love this poem from the heart, it sickens me that soldiers can be treated like this when the should be shown as heroes, to me the uniform dosent offened kt

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Angela Norris 30 May 2007

That's one embittered, angry, saddened Brit speaking. You're not alone David.

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Marilyn Lott 27 May 2007

Is this autobiographical, David? It's so honest and pure and heartfelt. I honor our military - no one braver and more loved. God bless you! Marilyn

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Castellenas John 22 March 2019

Realistic poetry. The young pay for the sins of the rich man. A powerful and worthwhile poem.

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Chris Mendros 14 March 2008

Another difficult subject, handled ably and tenderly. 'Don't you know me I'm the boy next door The one that was so easy to ignore is that what I was fighting for? ' -Huey Lewis, 'Walking on a Thin Line'

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I very much enjoyed this poem. It expresses the sentiments so many of us hold. Our soldiers give up so much to serve and protect us, follow orders, and the vast, vast majority are good, caring people trying to do a dangerous, difficult job well and with honor. Your poetry grapples this subject with grace and style.

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Ian Bowen 13 December 2007

Well written piece with a stong message.

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David Harris 27 July 2007

David, thank you for speaking out. I never made it into the services, but I did at one time work for them. It was during the Falklands. I lost a few friends down there. It annoys me when people say the uniform offends. They should be proud of our service personal, whether it be on land, air or sea. They should be treated as heroes when they return. Those who bemoan should be sent down there and then lets see how their complaining would be. Maybe they could shout at the enemy with their big gobs. Act like the slobs they really are. The problem it takes courage, not words to fight someone. The yobs that speak out are little sheep when someone challenges them. Our service personal get more respect from me that the loud mouth twits will ever get from anyone. Marvelous Poem for the voices unheard. Worth more than the ten than I can only give. Thanks for sharing it my friend. David

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