Honor Thy Sons and Daughters
I did not want to go.
They described a War on Terriers.
I was not scared.
They promised Lifetime benefits.
I did not want to die.
They ran a background check.
I found no weapons of Mass destruction.
They handed me an M16 rifle.
I got scared of drones.
They threatened to court-martial me.
I did not shoot.
They arrested me.
I was sent home, Without Honors.
They called me unpatriotic, Faggot.
I cried in the back seat.
They didn't expect IEDS.
Shrapnel tore my guts out.
They ordered the siege.
I was buried in the wrong grave.
They sent letterhead to my pregnant girlfriend.
I fought to keep it.
They said I gave my life.
I was censored from calling them liars.
They gave a statement on the local news.
I was ashamed of them.
They said they were proud of me.
They said my father would have also been proud.
I wanted to live.
They called me a Martyr.
I die an Artist.
They call me Soldier.
I am still.
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