I was that which others did not want to be.

I went where others feared to go,
and did what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted
the thought of eternal loneliness ... should I fail.

I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear; enjoyed
the sweet taste of a moment's love.

I have cried, pained and hoped ... but, most of all,
I have lived the times others would say were best forgotten.

At least someday, I will be able to say that I am proud of what I was ...

a soldier.

Author: George L. Sypeck
Disabled Vietnam Veteran, Artist and Poet

Submitted by Larry Hickey

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