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it’s a dividend for peace



that comes from war



with more wounded surviving



than ever before



that the progress that



combat medicine makes



transmits to civilian life 



for all the peoples' sakes



 



from suffering 



and strife  



comes more chance



of the saving of life



while ungrateful government



just routinely hides



the ever growing number of 



veteran suicides



 



or that many veterans live



homeless on the streets



rejected and ignored 



after their patriotic feats.



such an irony that risking 



all in combat and strife



 directly contributes to



the saving of another’s life.



 



only the bereaved



ever seem to care



for the predicament of



those who dared to dare



once a year we remember



those who didn’t survive



with little care shown



 for those damaged but alive




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