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Homeless Veterans

I approach you 
with these fragile 
hands, begging 
for a bite to eat.

You see it's been
hard for me, living
in these streets...

Life's been cruel 
to me !!

I haven't slept in 
weeks, haven't
showered in months.

I get kicked 
and spit on.

I'm walking around 
in these crowded 
streets, alienated 
like I'm a disease.

I'm a bum is 
what they call

I wasn't born to 
live and die this 

But society has 
given up on me
as I lay here dying 
in these streets...

With no food 
to eat !!

No family back 
home to call my 

Just another causality 
neglected by the people 
I defended in war.

It's not my fault 
I came home all 
screwed up, and 
in the end this is 
where I ended up.

God bless America 

Written by: Poet Shi

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  1. Date: 7/22/2014 5:53:00 PM
    Casualty of the hostility abroad or the hostility at home. It's tragic!

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    Date: 7/22/2014 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed it is