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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Military · #2183301
Who went when his country called.
AN ORDINARY MAN

He was just an ordinary man
And he was old and gray,
A soldier of a war long past,
An old veteran died today.
~
He’ll be forgotten all too quickly,
I think that is a shame.
Only his family and friends,
Will remember he had a name.
~
Now I think has come the time,
There is something I must say,
About this old veteran,
The one that died today.
~
He was discharged from the service,
At the end of world war two,
Had a job and raised a family,
Just like me and you.
~
If he had been a politician, or
Left a very large estate,
You would have heard it on the news,
Of how all he did was great.
~
But he was just another man,
Who did not hesitate,
Went when his country called for him,
The job he did first rate.
~
I am honored that I knew him,
I’ll not forget this day,
When an important man and hero,
An old veteran passed away.

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©5/18/03
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