Yeah I'm one, I suppose. The war's not over so maybe not. Used to get all thoughtful on these days. Remember the people I lost and all that bullshit. I can't do it anymore. I don't want to remember the shit.A War Hero
I don't feel patriotic about this whole Veteran status. I just want it to go away. I want to forget I was in a war and forget all the people who didn't get far enough to be a Veteran. People forget you got to make it out of the enemy lines to be one and most.. yeah most don't fucking make it back. For the rest of us the war never fucking ends. It comes back in dreams and memories that come and go when ever the fuck they feel like it.
I'm sick of all the patriotic bullshit and the sappy fucking poems. You want to know what it's like to be a veteran... this is more like it.
by Alexander Shaumyan
"Shit eating communist bastards!"
he yells in his dark rat-infested cellar,
waking up his next-door neighbors,
who yell right back at him:
"Shut the hell up, Mr. War Hero!"
"Don't you dare tell me to shut up!
I'm a goddamned hero and I have
a goddamned medal to prove it.
No one killed as many gooks as I have.
I'm a fucking hero! Kiss my ass,
you ungrateful bastards!
Go back to where you came from!"
He finishes one more beer,
taking a piss in the middle of the floor.
A light goes on and off in his brain
like the burning napalm until
he's totally fried and completely
gone. Yes, he's a hero all right--
at least to those who still want to
believe it--but he's not a hero
to those who really know him.
He's just a bitter old man,
who's lost his ability to love or
to laugh at himself, lonely in
his prison of alcohol and empty
stories -- lost in a generation
of long time ago that only knew
the brutality of war and hollow
Edit! Veteran's day is to honor the living not the damned dead. You don't get honored on Veteran's day unless you crawled your ass home. Memorial Day's the one for the dead. Jackasses!Tags: logan maxwell
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