On this day, we thank our veterans,
by making them wait in line,
to get medical attention.
And to each, a number we’ll assign.
We always strive to remember,
the homeless vets of course.
Just look at how we treat them,
and we don’t even show remorse.
They know how much we love them.
We show them every day.
There is nothing they are lacking.
They even have a holiday.
What difference does it make
if some are homeless, sick and scarred?
They’re still our wounded warriors
that we hold in high regard.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland
So many veterans are homeless, mentally ill, scarred for life and getting a raw deal from the Veterans Administration but I am sure that it does their heart good to know that we’ve designated a day to honor them. So, let the pretentiousness and the worthless tributes begin. They don’t fucking need a worthless celebratory day. They have real needs that aren’t being met and never will be by focusing on a day instead of focusing on their problems and fixing them. Because if Veterans Day was doing that, we’d not be hearing of how many veterans commit suicide each day. We just never get it, do we? Never mind, the question was rhetorical.