I was, that others did not want to be.
I went where others did not want to go and did
what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing
and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal
loneliness should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror. I hae felt the
sting of fear and I have enjoyed the sweet taste of a
But most of all, I have lived times best forgotten.
At least I am able to say that I am proud of what I am.
A veteran who served his country.