Friday, August 30, 2013

The Veteran

Often left out
Often overlooked
Sometimes forgotten
Sometimes reviled
Many times cheated
Often put down
Sometimes a nuisance
Swept off to the side

Always prepared
No matter the risk
Standing for freedom
Standing for truth
Ready to sacrifice
For the common good
For you and me
An hero unsung

Always defending
Upholding your rights
On the alert
For the enemy’s approach
Ready for action
Ready to defend
Ready for battle
Ready to die

The veteran waits
For the country to call
Duty and honor
And freedom at stake
Protecting us all
With no thought of self
The veteran acts
For God, country and you