“Claim Denied!”

Copyright © 2005 [Glenda D. Kelley].  All rights reserved.

 

 

He put away his football

His baseball, bat and glove

 

He parked his car in their garage

And looked at it with love

 

He hugged his mom and kissed her

Hugged dad and shook his hand

 

Then left to serve his country in

Some far off foreign land

 

We’ll never know just why he went

What made him heed the call

 

We only know that when he left

He walked off proud and tall

 

He joined up with his unit

Fought bravely by their side

 

Some of them were wounded

And some of them have died

 

We owe these men our freedom

We owe these women too

 

They go to serve so you and I

Can live the way we do

 

They don’t ask anything of us

Except when they’ve returned

 

Their minds and bodies broken

We give what they have earned

 

I guess it’s too much to expect

To let them live with pride

 

It’s easier to ignore them

And stamp them “Claim Denied”

 

One day just when we need them

They won’t come to our aid

 

Cause Uncle Sam has lied to them

They have truly been betrayed

 

So congressmen and senators

We ask of you today

 

Please hold a midnight session

And fix the DVA

 

You met for Terry Schiavo

You gave yourselves a raise

 

Meet tonight for Veterans rights

And earn our warriors praise

 

“I support our Veterans”

At election time you say

 

Prove to us you mean it

By supporting them today

 

Mandatory funding

Is what our Vets deserve

 

For the illnesses and injuries

Inflicted while they serve

 

Get rid of five eleven

Get rid of Feres too

 

Give our Vets the same rights

That belong to me and you

 

We owe these men our freedom

We owe these women to

 

They go to serve so you and I

Can live the way we do

 

They don’t ask anything of us

Except when they’ve returned

 

Their minds and bodies broken

We give what they have earned

 

Copyright © 2005 [Glenda D. Kelley].  All rights reserved.

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