2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 11

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Re: 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 11

Postby tunesmiff » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:38 pm

HEAR MY VOICE
(c) 2012 - G. Smith (BMI)
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I shipped out at eighteen,
To some place far away,
Greeted in a foreign land,
On a day much like today,
By unending hours of boredom,
Unending seconds of fear,
Unending bonds of friendship,
And that's what brought me here.

I'm a veteran, not a victim;
It wasn't chance, it was my choice
I'm a veteran, not a victim,
Ignore my medals, hear my voice.

I stayed on at twenty-four,
With new stripes on my sleeve;
Spent a little time at home,
Before I had to leave.
Back again to where I'd been,
You do what you do best,
Some R-and-R now and again,
To get a little rest.

I'm a veteran, not a victim,
It wasn't chance, it was my choice.
I'm a veteran, not a victim;
Ignore my medals, hear my voice.

I'm proud of the service I've given;
It's been a good life and more than a living.

I'm a veteran, not a victim;
It wasn't chance, it was my choice.
I'm a veteran, not a victim;
Ignore my medals, hear my voice.
Ignore the scars.
Hear my voice.

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