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Where Did The Hero Go (poem)

Updated on April 4, 2014

They marveled in the glories of his show

And all the sacrifices he went through

Yet wonder now where did the hero go

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To serve a land whose care he came to know

And with his life repay his country’s due

They marveled in the glories of his show

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The things of youth he put aside in tow

Such sadness then from times and friends he knew

Yet wonder now where did the hero go

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From foreign shores his legacy would grow

His medal could not trace what horrors drew

They marveled in the glories of his show

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With time he would return to ones missed so

Who couldn’t see the wounds he did accrue

Yet wonder now where did the hero go

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With time those wounds would bring on tears and woe

And not a soul to tell his story to

They marveled in the glories of his show

Yet wonder now where did the hero go

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      A very good question, indeed.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Makes me wonder where all the real heroes have gone to.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It's that 'tall poppy' syndrome, no one wants to recognize a hero and the heroes themselves are too humble to push themselves forward. A good poem .

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All too real, Martin!

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      I.W. McFarlane 

      4 years ago from Philadelphia

      It's sad to say, but unfortunately, our heroes are not given the honor and respect that they truly deserve!

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      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

      We are sadly lacking in heroes these days, Hatter.

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