veterans day free meals and deals…

it’s that time of year
honoring those who have served
but just for a day
then back to ignoring them
and the true needs that they have

as you remember- recall…

a public service announcement

for all
that
is said
this day
all the words
of praise
for
bravery
and
courage
spoken loudly
by
those
truly concerned
and
those
unconcerned
seeking
glory
by association
no voice
will speak
as loud
as
the tears
from the eyes
of
those
who’ve
lost
loved ones

letter to a warrior…

letter to a warrior

my dear friend
i do write
with a heavy heart
knowing
these words
can no longer
be read
by you
but
still i write
as night’s darkness
presses hard
against
the day’s light
to ask
how will we
tell the dead
that their sacrifice
has been forgotten
that the blood
shed
for freedom
has been bleached
by ignorance
and
intolerance
for
every dream
they held dear
and
every
ounce of flesh
left as payment
on a future
of hope
and
lasting peace