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Come Sit By Me A While : A Deep Set Anger For Low Lives !!!

Updated on July 23, 2013
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Much as I love to write about the beauty of the world every now and again the dark side of man will raise its head and of course this side of life cannot be ignored.

Here is a status I posted to Facebook last night.

"I heard something today that made me so angry !!A certain person who lives locally (I wish I could name him) last weekend invited guests who were attending a nearby wedding to park on his property as long as they donated money which he was apparently going to pay into 'Help For Heroes' .He was afterwards known to brag... at how daft people were as he had had no intention of paying anything in and had just made a 'fast buck' of over £50 which went into his own pocket. When I think of how many of our soldiers have suffered fighting for their country and how many families have lost loved ones I am sickened by the lack of morals of some people ; disgusting vile scum is what I call him and any others like him."

He has been reported and investigations are on-going but whether anything will actually be proven I am not sure.



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My partner Dai served in the forces for twelve years and this has really touched a nerve !!!!

Here is a passage from Prince Harry which signifies all that I feel.


"So many of our Servicemen and women have made the ultimate sacrifice; so many lives have been lost and so many changed forever by the wounds that they have suffered in the course of their duties. For these selfless people, it is after the guns have fallen silent, the din of battle quietened, that the real fight begins – a fight that may last for the rest of their lives."

HRH PRINCE HARRY, MAY 2012ON BEING PRESENTED WITH THE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED HUMANITARIAN LEADERSHIP.

Extract above from http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/index.html

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Many brave souls

fight for their country

so gallant their deeds

so proud their kin.

Many brave soldiers

a life is lost

their bravery

remembered

but

at such a great cost.

Many are fatally injured;

Families hearts grieving

Sadness from losses incurred.

Our hearts swell

with united pride

a cross of love

by each side.

Each day they bravely

combat

forward they plough

each heart so proud

never a thought

so selfless

for their own safety

for others they

fight.

A Mother and father's loss

children grow up

never to know

never to see a parent;

a partner to mourn

a life cut short

a gallant heart

fighting for the love of their homelands.

Selfless their hearts

their fears cast aside;

on and on

their honour abide.

Bombs and guns

explode

in shattering precision

blood flows

our soldiers

surmounting bravery

a legend for

eternal creations

of gallant hearts.

Never ever forgotten;

In our hearts they stay

each one so honoured

each one so respected

each one a heart so true !!!

God Bless them all !!!



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Then come the scavengers

the low lives

the scum

who like leeches feed from the bravery of others.

Spirits weak

cowards in abundance!!

Hearts so clod

characters so dark!!

To squirm through

the goodness laid by others

to lie

to steal

each cowardly heart

beating with a beat so feeble

lily livered

names to be stamped

into an oblivion

full of stagnant stench !!

The stench of

liars

cowards

with hearts and spirits

a mocking imitation of

of our brethren who give their lives

each day each month each year

for others!!

So we and our descendants

may have may have better lives .

These vile scum should all be named and shamed!!!



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I end here now with a thought for us all.

If ever we hear of such wrongdoings ;if ever we suspect someone is making a fast buck off the backs of others ; if we now know of someone who has no morals at all ;no conscience ;no respect for the gallant deeds of others then do not hesitate to act ;stand up and make that call .Even if our findings come to nothing at least we will have tried.

This hub is different to my other ones but I'm afraid that there will always be scum to be shown up for what they are and myself and my partner feel strongly about this and sadly this will always be a part of life.

We have stood up and made that call as we have so much respect for those who have and are so selflessly fighting for their country.

God bless each and every one of them ;today and forever.

Eddy.


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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Voted up up and away... we can never honor enough our brave ones, can we? I do so understand your provocation in writing this...some people...you just wonder what they are thinking...

      You are a gem, Eddy. You said exactly what I was thinking and you said it so well. Shared

      Angels are on the way ps

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much PS as I said this is a different style for me but we cannot ignore the serious and ugly things in life can we.

      Your comment as always appreciated and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      My dad served his country in two wars, and to do as this one here has done under pretense of helping out our servicemen, is such a disgrace! I know how you feel.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I pray this person realizes what he has done!

      Well said!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thanks for stopping by Faith and leaving a comment. This is just it this sort of vile fraud hurts so many like you who have proud memories of loved ones.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

      I have many relatives who served our country, including my own dad, grandfathers and uncles, too. So, couldn't agree with you more that this is deplorable to say the least. I always be thankful for all the men and women who have fought to make us safe and would hope that this one man would be brought to justice for the heinous act. Thank you for sharing and bringing this one to light, Eddy. Hoping you are having a better day today and sending love as always!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Exactly Janine this act (and sadly there are many many more just like him ) affects so many people world wide!! I haven't lost anyone who fought in a war but it doesn't stop me from feeling so angry. It is just not this charity ;I have my own Ty hafan charity set up in Erin's name and if someone did this to me I know exactly how it would feel. As I said we have taken steps but not sure what will come of it. Thanks for replying Janine and have a great day too.

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, I am so glad you reported this guy. What he did was despicable. And then to brag about it?! I hope he pays dearly for his sins.

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      we take our lives for granted--enough food, shelter, money and the gift of being able to live the way we want. it is easy for those to criticize who have all this...Great write.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Hi Shauna ; we just couldn't not report him and even if nothing comes of it we may have put the frighteners on him and won't try it again. Thanks for stopping y my friend and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also carol and your comment so greatly appreciated.

      eddy.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      It is such a shame that there are people like this in our world. Good for you to stand up and make his greed and arrogance known. You can't do things like this and it not come back to "bite you in the a**". He will get what he deserves, what goes around, comes around and as my mom would say, "God don't like ugly", and what he has done is surely ugly!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Hi sgbrown and thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. Even if nothing comes from this I do hope that it will have put the frighteners on him and he won't try it again. Your words so appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Your lovely poem, Eddy, and Prince Harry's eloquent statement are perfect complements to each other. Thank you for taking this gallant social activist stance to fight against the base behaviors of scammers who amorally represent the worse kind of homeland enemy. Your words cut like a sword, my friend! Good for you! Aloha and three cheers for Eddy!

      Joe

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There will, indeed, always be scum in this world....we are the ones who can rise above it all and call them out for who and what they are. Well done my friend; this sorry human being represents all that is wrong with humanity, and you...all that is right.

      love,

      billy

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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Great Hub! The world is full of bad people, but it has its good people too.

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      A very nice write up.

      There will always be vile humans making a dime off other's

      sacrifices.

      Good job, Eddy.

      DJ.

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      Thomas Silvia 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, yes it is such a shame that these people do these kind of things, but they do. We just got to hope someday they will get caught and pay for being a low life .

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Eddy,

      Not everything in life is rainbows and butterflies; that's for sure! But I for one, am glad that you found this worth sharing and I'm also glad to see that you feel so strongly against such injustices. You're particular situation is frustrating but your message fits so many circumstances and it really is tragic that these kinds of things happen so regularly. As long as there are people who aren't afraid to stand up and speak out, then there is a glimmer of hope.

      I have an utmost respect for those who serve... I think war stinks, but I appreciate those that are willing to sacrifice their lives for ours. These people that have no compassion for soldiers, make me so sad as they would not have their freedoms if it weren't for those protecting them.

      My brother has been Air Force for more than 10 years and I'm proud, yet terrified, every time he flies away.

      You're poem was beautiful and hit home... thank you so much!

      Up and others ~ Sharing too!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cat

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well done, well written, well thought out. I hoped writing gave you back a little of what the scum took from you -- your peace. He took some money but he took a piece of all our dignity. People do real harm when they insert such evil into our lives.

      And others just keep pounding away, thanklessly giving it back to us. Heroes and warriors come in all forms: Thank you for yours.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for your words Joe ;I feel a strong contempt for these vile scum and if we can do anything to stop just one then this is much better than doing nothing. Thank you again Joe your words mean so very much.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you as always Billy for your support and sincere comments. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Nikkij504gurl your comment so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you very much DJ as always your comment wonderfully supportive. If we can all do a little then maybe the world can become a better place to live in.

      Eddy.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Eddy for a this hub not only is it well written but it is right for you to share your anger and try to set things right. Jamie

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes I agree with you Kashmir and maybe one day they will be paid back. We cannot do more than we are able to and for this we should take comfort that we are people with high moral. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      he should be tied to a tree and caned.. he will get what he deserves

      great hub Eddy

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      Mary Strain 3 years ago from The Shire

      Up and awesome, Eddy. What you said!

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      What a complete "scumbag" for doing that! I don't know how people can live with themselves. This was a beautiful hub with a clear message for all the low lives that try to profit from the suffering of others. Just shameful! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Eddy, this is such a fine poem and it's good you vented out your anger. These people ought to be taught a lesson and each one of us should move forward in this direction.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Eddy, there will always be scum on the earth, how low can one go? It is good to know that most people honor our service men and women. We have a group in the US, ( Westboro Baptist church ) which is a hate group who attempts to disrupt the funerals of fallen men and women, saying that war is a sin and all who serve are sinners. We can do nothing to stop them because of our first amendment, freedom of speech. I am glad you vented your feelings. Blessings my friend.

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      Sueswan 3 years ago

      "These vile scum should all be named and shamed!!!" Amen!

      A friend of mine shared a similar story with me. I cannot believe how cold and heartless some people are.

      Hugs

      Sue

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      CANTUHEARMESCREAM

      ERIC

      JAMIE

      MICHAEL

      MOLLYMEADOWS

      ROSE-THE-PLANNER

      RAJAN

      RUBY

      SUE

      for each supportive and sincere comment. It is great to know that for every scum bag there are also good people. Here's to a long time to come of hub sharing for us all.I wish each and everyone a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Your words touch the heart it's a shame when people do such despicable things. Hugs.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thanks Rasma and sadly there are many around.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      It's too bad when people take advantage of others under false pretense! Good for you to report him!

      I always hope for the best in people! May be I am wrong!

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      Anne 3 years ago from Spain

      Hi Eddy.

      I can see this has really got to you and Dai. Good for you for making that call, I´m sure a lot of those this scumbag bragged to will turn their backs on him at some time too, like they say " what goes around comes around"

      Keep well Eddy and love to you all in your little corner of Wales :)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an important hub about a sad situation, Eddy. Thank you for creating it. It is dishonest, disgusting and sickening for someone to take money from well-meaning people and use it for personal gain instead of for helping others.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      KIDSCRAFTS

      BAC2BASICS

      ALICIA

      each and every great comment so appreciated. Have a wonderful day .

      Eddy.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Eddy, you are so right. To make money off a veteran is the lowest and most despicable thing that anyone could do. What is even sadder, many of them don't have jobs or places to live when they return home after having given so freely of themselves. THAT is a real travesty.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      It's so bad what the man did. You were right to report him. I can't understand how someone could do such a bad thing and even brag about it. It's great you wrote a poem about this and also tributed the many people that served for their country.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      This sort of scum affects all honest people in the worst way. I hope that we have maybe put a stop to one lowlife. Thanks for commenting Deb and have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thanks janetwrites for taking the time to read and comment. I feel strongly about this and could only express myself fully through poetry.

      Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Sure, this style is different from your usual, but you're right in that we can't ignore the ugly things. This is a very powerful hub. You voiced it so well. The nerve of that guy! Well done,Eddy!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Victoria and while my passion lies in composing inspirational poetry there are some issues in life which spur me on to write hubs such as this one.

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Karen Robiscoe 3 years ago from California

      Eiddwen, I clicked on this especially to see your "dark side"...so to speak...and wouldn't you know, it wasn't yours at all--but this lowlife you described. (I am secretly glad...you seem so sweet!)

      What a terrible profiteering maneuver; I have to say things like this happen over here, too, and is probably the lowest form of scam--utilizing a person's sympathies and loss, and mocking another's heroics...

      Thank you for bringing this to the light. Everything that lives in the dark must ultimately be revealed to the light.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Hi CharronChatter thank you for stopping by and yes the dark must indeed be dragged into the light. Your comment greatly appreciated.

      Have a great day .

      Eddy.

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      stars439 3 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for a wonderful hub, and an informative one. You're happiness is all that matters to me. Wrong doers eventually get what they deserve. God Bless You.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you so much fro the wonderful comment stars and it means a great deal.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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