Our Brothers; Our Sisters (Our Veteran’s Day)

While you were away

People continued to want

While you were away

People stressed over latte

While you were away

People blamed the one percent

While you were away

Wall Street didn’t miss a beat

While you were away

Families ignored one another

While you were away

Society forgot to mention

The risk involved

The loss endured

The humanity destroyed

We speak rarely of a certain reality

One the media voice won’t exploit

A truth that evades the common eye

While you were away

People chose not to understand

Haunted, windows might close.

Shadows to follow your mind’s

Memory, nightmares designed

Tears remain your real lows

While you were away

Brother, sister, friend, foe

We were told about you

Searching the grain of your …

That sheltered your once life in

Swathed cocoon like revues

While you were away

People wail their goodbyes

We soar with freedom, a Nation, a society

While eagle’s wings … restore our sanity!