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The making of a loner

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The making of a loner


The making of a loner

What is it about we human beings
Why is it we’re so low on grace?
They treat one man just like a leper
Cause they do not like his face
I knew a man who joined the army
Did not like there what he saw
They sent him off to a war torn country
Why he fought he was not sure.

He saw his fellows killed and wounded
Made him think in other ways
Then when he spread his views to others
Most did not like things he’d say
Always saying how he sees things
Then folk get angry at his words
They’ve never seen a war torn country
So their souls have not been stirred.

This man he turned into a loner
Left his wife and children too
Took his dog into the country
Just like many diggers do
Who fought they for their blessed country
To be disowned when they came home
Wounded in the soul and body
Doomed forever more to roam.

4 November 2013 @  1215hrs.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:24:00 PM
    I know what you mean Peter. Take care, Richard

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/5/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard for taking the time to comment on my words. It is appreciated...peter
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 3:54:00 PM
    very sad but with a lot of truth in it. i enjoyed it, peter!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/4/2013 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ilene, you are so kind...peter
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 3:10:00 PM
    "To be disowned when they came home" so much truth to that line right there! This poem touches my soul.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/4/2013 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Emmie, to touch souls is the most that I can ask for. I appreciate your kind words..Peter.
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/4/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Litan, for your very kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:26:00 AM
    This is a big question and always people will search it's answer what we did being a human?Very sad one hand and strong at the other your HERO here.Well done

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 8:02:00 AM
    Well said Peter....support makes all the difference..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/4/2013 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna, I appreciate your kind words..peter
  1. Date: 11/3/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Sad poem. Reminiscent of the Vietnam war. This should be shared though sad and true.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/4/2013 1:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was the Vietnam war Jon. When I was in counselling with other vets, they were all horror stories of very lonely guys who could no longer relate. I nearly went along the same road but struggled and got free. Thank you my friend for reading...Peter