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Friday, November 11, 2011
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“Every citizen should be required to be a soldier.

That was the case with the Greeks and Romans,

And must be that of every free state.”


Thomas Jefferson




Every year on our Veterans Day

I always wonder, what went wrong

In every war our nation has ever fought

We’ve sent them off with cheers and song


And then, no matter what the battle effort

When our brave soldiers come limping home

We so routinely neglect so many of their needs

And I routinely write yet another mournful poem


Our elected officials have never spent enough money on their needs

Yearly cuts in our veteran programs, have become abysmally routine

Instead, our ‘leaders’ spend our tax money on huge corporate bailouts

Which to me, seems extremely callous and frankly, truly quite obscene


If I had anything at all to say about our government veteran policy

I’d only allow those who have actually worn an active duty uniform

Legislate the types of benefits, our valiant veterans deserve to receive

Then better health, housing, and disability benefits, would be the norm



Please Salute an Ailing or an Aging Veteran,

Today, on This, Their Veterans Day Holiday;

Whether your neighbor or in a veterans hospital,

These Americans, Truly Are, Our Nation’s Brave.



©Veterans Day 2011, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
I couldn't agree with you more and as for Thomas Jefferson's quote, I do indeed believe that everyone (including adult women) should at least brave Basic Training.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Amen! They deserve so much more...very touching write, Ed.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Truth be said by You!!
~*Mr. Ed*~
So Very meaningful!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Joy Hale
I agree with you wholeheartedly, Ed!! If I were helping you in this endeavor.. we would change this deplorable situation to help, honor and bless our heroes instead of having to endure the antics and mistakes of the fat cats and liberals!!!!!!!!

Joy L. Hale
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Reviewed by jude forese
no reminder needed here, Ed ...

a thoughtfully powerful praise ...
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Well said, Ed;
we must never forget.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
I so heartily agree with this compassionate and powerfully visionary write!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
What an interesting poem. You are a voice of Veteran, my friend.
Reviewed by Richard King
BRAVO!!!! You get my vote Ed. Well said. Dick
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
You are amazing. What a heartfelt write, This government needs to wake up and see what they have done. It's a darn shame and disgrace. Oh dear here comes more taxes, wait, let me pay them before I go to war...simply amazing...

I wish everyone that has served in the military in one way or another a Happy Veteran's Day, and know that there are people that do appreciat everything that they do to make us safe here in the USA.

Thank you always for what you do Ed.

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
How sad but true these words are, Ed!
Our Veterans are routinely betrayed here "at home."
Confining policy decisions to those who have actually served is
the best way to ensure Veterans' needs are honorably met.
Well scribed.
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Truly a meaningful and moving write well done so beautifully indeed Laura
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