Have You Thanked A Veteran?




Do you live in America?

Have you enjoyed being free?

Have you given much thought,

How it all came to be?


Have you seen them there,

Out on your streets,

Walking proud in parades,

On still-forward-marching feet?


Their old and their young,

And all in between.

To them, it's their life,

Its all just routine.


Do you take for granted,

All they've done and they do?

How they keep freedom flying,

For me...and for you?


They gave all they have,

In an unselfish sacrifice.

And some, they have paid,

The most ultimate price.


Have you thanked a Veteran?

Such a simple task...

Have you thanked a Veteran?

It's not too much to ask.



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Afzal Shauq's picture

really an impressive poem..well done