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|Hero (standard:poetry, 165 words)|
|Author: M. Richard Smith||Added: May 28 2005||Views/Reads: 1672/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This is a poem to remember some of our nation's forgotten heros.|
Hero **************** See that filthy, scurvy man standing on the street corner he stands there day and night reaching out his dingy hand asking only for the sustenance of a life that even lesser men would not accept. He claims to be a veteran that he fought in foreign lands in wars he did not start, wars he did not choose, and wars that will never end because victory is still uncertain to those who were not there. But is he telling us the truth? He doesn't look like any hero in any book of history. He doesn't look like anyone that I'd want defending me or you'd want defending you. Did he really sacrifice the way he says he has? Did he really fight in wars to preserve the freedom that we can take for granted? Is there a reason we should doubt his mumbled, drunken words? I do not know and may never know for sure, because, like you, I was not there. Tweet
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