(ABAB Quatrains with Refrain)
Replace a bloody bandage with fresh gauze,
This soldier has been wounded for our cause.
Then wipe a cool wet cloth across his face.
Tell him his pain-filled tears are no disgrace.
Let him know that we appreciate his sacrifice.
He knows his shattered leg can be replaced,
Bullet wounds eventually erased.
He can’t control the pain that never ends,
Remembering he lost his fighting friends.
Let him know that we appreciate their sacrifice.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day