for Veterans of all ages-By David Denning
In the dark we go to shed our tears
We cry to release all our fears
We cry for loved ones far away, ...the loss of closeness and time away
We cry for innocence no longer known, death has taken its final blow
We cry for those we lost and couldnt save
We cry for their families on both sides who feel loss
We cry to remember that we still can feel humanity
We cry to renew our spirit so broken so torn
We cry to the heavens hoping our maker will hear
We cry in the dark so when its time to be a man, a soldier,
We shed our tears in the dark for the times we could not or cannot be weak.
We are veterans of wars, big and small. Joined in misery only we know it all.
Filled with pride at having survived.
Yet living the memories daily still left to survive.