This poem was inspired by My Hero, by Foo Fighters. Also, Happy Veteran’s Day everyone. Support your Vets. ❤
Walking down the rainy sidewalk
with a knapsack tied to a branch,
dressed in a heavy blue jacket
and a bit of distinguished scruff,
is how I have come to picture
the veteran on the corner
of Fifth Street and Towne Avenue
when I see him from my car door.
I wonder if that’s how it felt
when he trudged through the winter mud,
wrapped with the weight of his country
like a cloak to keep back the cold
or if he condemns the forest
of chains fenced in to keep him out;
kept the prisoner to a war
inside the concrete jungle called home.
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