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New generation Veterans
by David J Delaney

Sunday, February 14, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Insperation from a young lady saying quite a number of younger generation don't feel the new veterans receive as much recognition the older vets do. I do agree to a point.

 

New Generation Veterans                          
 
We honour our old veterans, we honour them with pride
and read of all the horrors they have carried deep inside.
We know they served in Asia or New Guinea’s highland rains,
Vietnam or in Africa where many men were slain.
 
We know that fateful landing on Gallipoli’s dark shore,
wherever Aussies fought, we know there are so many more,
but now a new young generation needs our help as well,
they too have been to war and suffer with their private hell.
 
Though losses are not classed as great, their fears are just the same
those electronic hidden bombs, still injure, kill or maim.
They fight against an enemy they find so hard to see
who mingle in the market place, then cause much tragedy.
 
Insurgents in Afghanistan hide in the rough terrain
or roaming in Iraq, where, wearing robes they look the same.
The suicide stealth bombers, don’t care who they hurt or kill,
then, with their own beliefs, they try to break our forces will.
 
Our fighting Aussie spirit shows on any foreign land,
they’re in the skies, they’re on the sea, or on the desert sand.
Now many are returning with the horrors they still see
and living with their nightmares, suffering bureaucracy.
 
I know on ANZAC day, we all remember with a tear,
but all vets young or old, they need our help throughout the year,
support and listen to their stories, when they do get told,
lets honour our new veterans, just like we do our old. 
 
 
 
David J Delaney
10/02/2010     ©
 
 

 

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Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 2/17/2010
Awesome Write Dave, Just catching up again!!!
I play Island paradise eh...I wear that akubra with pride lol xx ch'erie
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/16/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by David Delaney 2/14/2010
Thank you Stuart & Karla, this poem has so far, been 'picked up' by 3 RSL clubs to publish in their respective magazines.
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 2/14/2010
Dave, It is poets' like you with strong, powerful messages that (once again) bring the art of poetry to the fore. Another fabulous piece bringing honour and memories of those that serve our Countries.

Truly brilliant! Stuart
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/14/2010
Hear, hear, David, all who serve(d), especially those injured, in wartime and in peacetime (like I was), deserve recognition and delivery on promises, made. Thank you for honoring sacrifices made and paid by our Veterans!!! God bless you, Sir, well said.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.



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