A short poem about veterans transition home from war.

Land of the Free

Land of milk and honey

Harbor full of tea

What does it truly mean

To be the land of the free?

Those that fought bleed and died

For just one day out of 365

How long will we be

The land of the free?

Women, men

Young and old

Put their lives on the line

For something more

Was it worth it to be

The land of the free?

Greeted with protest, violence, and horror

Are they still fighting a war?

Will we ever truly be

The land of the free…

For my American Creed project I decided to write a short poem about something I am very passionate about: the honoring of veterans that have come and gone. Veterans offer up their lives to selflessly serve our country and expect little to none in return. WIth that they also put their lives on the line to preserve the freedoms that the United States has to offer. They also do this knowing that there is a chance that they will come back and they will not be greeted by thankful people. There has been an increase in prejudice among veterans which leads to an increase in hate and divide in our country. It makes me wonder if those who hate truly understand what it would be like on the other end of the violence they hear about. If they knew how grateful they should be for those who put their lives on the line they would be more likely to thank them and make it an easier transition home for the veterans.




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