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A Veteran’s Lament

April 11, 2013

It ain’t my job to make the world safe
I signed up to protect the USA
Don’t matter what they’re doing over there
They can worship dogs for all I care
You tell me that you really love the troops
If you want to prove to me it’s true
Here’s a list a laws that you can pass
(And shove that yellow magnet up your ass)

Support me with a wage that feeds my kids
Ain’t asking much after all I did
Support me with a GI Bill that works
Not a bunch of bureaucratic jerks
Support me with an adequate VA
Not a place where vets are packed away
Support the troops by always asking why
Before you send our finest off to die

Richard W. Bray