Sunday, April 7, 2013
Soldier you are not forgotten
Soldier, you are not forgotten
I once served in an entire war, all but forgotten
Forgotten, forgotten, your government treats you rotten
But always remember, by other veterans, you aren't forgotten
I know how those dreams make you feel
I know how those memories, night sweats, make you reel
Bad sights, into your dreams they steal
Don't feel bad, don't feel sad, you really haven't been had
Don't give up or give in
You haven't committed the greatest sin
We joined, for whatever reason
We joined in good faith, we served for a season
Don't think it is all in vain
Even if it's hard to see past the pain
How could you know? How could I know?
We signed up in good faith, why did we go?
We thought it was the right thing to do at the time
Friends, relatives, thought we lost our minds
Don't give up, don't close your door
We all; veterans, support you, from shore to shore
Feeling bad, feeling sad?
Contact me, together we can once again feel glad
For what it's worth, the pain is great, I know it hurts
You can't redo your past
Decide to go on, do it fast
The pain sometimes feels it will last and last
Together, Soldiers, this hurt we can get past
Reach out, to other vets, those you know, some you don't
Don't suffer alone, don't close your door
We as veterans, know, it was a hell of a war
Some say: "You knew the score."
But have they ever been to a war?
Reach out, veterans young and old
We are here to help, we all exist from shore to shore
Together we can stop a war
Let our new war cry be: "A war? Oh never more!"
They need to listen to us who have gone before