A Veteran

I was, that others did not want to be.

I went where others did not want to go and did

what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing

and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal

loneliness should I fail.

I have seen the face of terror. I hae felt the

sting of fear and I have enjoyed the sweet taste of a

moment's love.

But most of all, I have lived times best forgotten.

At least I am able to say that I am proud of what I am.

A veteran who served his country.