Burying Family


I was asked to drop my rifle

Leave it on the field

Told the take off my cover

No need for it

They removed my rank

Stripped me of my name tapes

Asked me to take off my ribbons

These decorations can’t be taken

All they said would remain was my dog tags

They would give this to my mother, along with a folded flag

Everyday we bury 22 veterans

Everyday my hearts breaks into 22 pieces

I will not stop showing my pain

Though the world has stop caring

Day #317 SJD © 2019 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved.

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