A Veterans’ Day

What do you say when your child comes to for your blessing

They tells you they are going to war; they will pick up arms and fight

They will risk their life; they will stand a post.


What do you say when you fear for the future

They are entering a new world; they will descend into darkness

They will reach into their soul, to man a remote outpost.


I wish I knew the path that they would take

I wish I saw the world they would see

I wish I understood.


My thoughts border on madness

My melancholy irrepressible

I wish my words could guide them, back to a perfect childhood.


For those of us who’s children came home

We honor this day for those who did not

And those who were indelibly changed.


We honor this day, for those that gave their blessing

To those who picked up arms; for those who went to war

For the children of the children; Whose lives now feel estranged.



~ Richard


About Richard
I have spent my entire life learning to be a better communicator in in all facets of my life. I have learned as much from my failures as I have from success; laughing, crying and loving along the way. After earning a B.S. in Communications I decided to share what I have learned while continuing my own personal growth. I believe that the better we are to each other, the richer our lives will become.

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