A Veteran

11 Nov



By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.



He’s truly walked the burning sands

Tested and true

Often leaving his family behind

To answer his nations call

He’s sad and weary

Mad and dreary

But still he fights

For the scraps he’s given

He takes on the world problems

But his are often ignored

He’s a veteran

A soldier

A loved one

A hero

But to him he’s just normal

Trying to make a living

A way out of no way

He’ll never understand his greatness

He’s not boastful

He’s silent

He fights his nations battles

Even when his world itself is falling apart


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2 responses to “A Veteran

  1. Tom Baker

    November 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    A fitting tribute. Very nice poem Tony.

  2. Tony Jefferson

    November 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    it’s something i know all too well


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