Veterans Have Claims upon the Hearts

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Veterans have claims upon the hearts
Even of those who railed against their wars.
The years of sacrifice transcend the cause,
Endured through agonies no word imparts.
Reason cannot comprehend such hell,
As strangers murder strangers out of duty.
Nor does the bleak, obscene, nightmarish beauty
Stop haunting dreams that love and rage compel.
Decency demands we do them honor,
Albeit with a hatred of the horror
Yet harrowing our world, alive and well.

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Audio and Video Music: Life. By Damiano Baldoni. Performed by
Damiano Baldoni at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution license.



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