Join | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Roxanne Bland, iJoyce Scarbrough, iSandi Schraut, ijude forese, iShirley Woods, iBarbara Henry, iPatricia Garber, i
  Home > Holidays > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Mr. Ed

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 1,812 titles
· 27,231 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Apr, 2003

   My Blog
   Success Story
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· My Dog Is My Hero

· Where The Redwing Sings

· Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

· Mystery of Madera Canyon

· Cemetery Island

· Gold River Canyon

· Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

Short Stories
· The Easter Skunk

· The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window

· Home For The Holidays

· Two Bonded Street Orphans, In From The Cold

· A Survivor's Tale

· Pigs, Turtles, and Bugs!

· Gentle Cemetery Dog Finally Safe

· Freezing, Starving, and Scared

· A Home For The Holidays

· The Dog On The Tracks

· I Am a Dog, Not a Thing

· Ghost Dog Rescued From Hot Dog Stand

· February is 'National Spay/Neuter Awareness' Month

· The 2014 Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

· Saving Our Canine Vets, This Veterans Day

· November is 'Adopt-A-Senior-Pet' Month

· National Pit Bull Awareness Day

· Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

· October is 'Adopt-A-Dog' Month

· Pet Theft Is On The Rise

· Just Nature

· It's Poppy Time Once More

· Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.

· Meatloaf Matlack

· A Walk With Dogs

· Earth Day Blues

· What Have We Become

· The Victims of Our Cruelty

· The Shredding Machine

· Happy Easter From Valentino

         More poetry...
· Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs

· The Daily Mews

· Where The Redwing Sings

· Another Review For Curious Creatures-Wondrous Waifs

· Recipient of the 2006 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award

· International Writing Award

· My Animal Book Wins an Award

Mr. Ed, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  Veterans Day
by Mr. Ed
Friday, November 11, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan

Recent poems by Mr. Ed
•  Just Nature
•  It's Poppy Time Once More
•  Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.
•  Meatloaf Matlack
•  A Walk With Dogs
           >> View all 1,518



“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




Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 11/17/2011
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 11/14/2011
Amen! They deserve so much more...very touching write, Ed.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 11/13/2011
Truth be said by You!!
~*Mr. Ed*~
So Very meaningful!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Joy Hale 11/12/2011
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
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/12/2011
Reviewed by jude forese 11/11/2011
no reminder needed here, Ed ...

a thoughtfully powerful praise ...
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/11/2011
Well said, Ed;
we must never forget.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/11/2011
I so heartily agree with this compassionate and powerfully visionary write!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/11/2011
What an interesting poem. You are a voice of Veteran, my friend.
Reviewed by Richard King 11/11/2011
BRAVO!!!! You get my vote Ed. Well said. Dick
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/11/2011
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 11/11/2011
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 11/11/2011
Truly a meaningful and moving write well done so beautifully indeed Laura

Books by
Mr. Ed

Where The Redwing Sings

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

My Dog Is My Hero

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Cemetery Island

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Gold River Canyon

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Mystery of Madera Canyon

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, more..

  1. The Christmas Bird Count
  2. Christmas Waits
  3. Happy Easter From Valentino
  4. Flanagan's Luck And Green Fishnets
  5. Portrait of a Savior
  6. A Christmas Treasure
  7. His First Christmas With Us
  8. Passing on Christmas Love
  9. Christmas Sadness
  10. Where are my Cards?
  11. A Beasty Boy Christmas
  12. The Season of Giving
  13. My Christmas Gift
  14. They Give Far More Than They Receive
  15. A Confusing Weekend
  16. He Should Be Very Joyous
  17. When God Became A Baby
  18. Reimagining The New Year
  19. Walking the beach on Christmas...
  20. Halloween

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.