THis is what a hero looks like !

I have written much about him
or at least about hero's
My brother Al a quiet
solemn veteran
of Viet -Nam

So for the benefit of those
who need to know
This is what a true hero
looks like

He marches in parades and lays
wreathes in honor
of those dead before
their own time
his friends

He pushes old veterans
in wheelchairs into
the parades for those
who honor them

Yes my friends this IS
exactly what a true
hero looks
like


8 comments

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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

He looks like a hero. A beautiful, caring and giving man. Great poetry my friend. Thanks.

Audrey


shanmarie 3 years ago

Happy belated Veteran's D ay! Lovely tribute to a true hero indeed.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It's lovely that you're so proud of your brother - I'm sure he's proud of you, too.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you soo much ladies !......Ed


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Such kindness in his eyes. This is a beautiful tribute to your brother. Hope you both had a great veteran's day :-)


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Yes, indeed, he is a hero!!!

I am thankful for his service. Thank you for sharing.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs,

Faith Reaper


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A very touching read; voted up for sure .

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

A wonderful tribute. We must never forget...

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