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My Father

TommyD 1957 (Ft. Lee)

My Father

My Father had come , unto this land
With youthful soul , and working hand

To fulfill dreams , and forget the past
Of horrible wars , new perception to cast

His life was full , of horror and strife
So his Mother then sent him , to start a new life

His age was just twelve , and I can't comprehend
The fear that was felt , not having a friend

As leaving the ship , in a harbor so great
And a Statue of Liberty , that welcomed his fate

He learned to speak English , and worked as a boy
In homeless shelter's , discovering joy ...

That life has now given , a new second chance
That he was now free, his survival enhanced

But soon he discovered , that life is not fair
While drafted in Army , war's stench soon to bare

Korea was cold , he once said to me
And as I asked questions , was soon telling me ...

That he would not rather , discuss all the times
That he thought about death , the sleepless bedtimes

His body did show , of the wounds that were laid
The former corruption , the price that was paid

I grew not to know him , as he left my young world
Now searching new life , his thoughts became furled

I remembered the times , that I felt very lost
Not sure why things happen , my memory tossed …

Until I then realized , his life was so grim
That I became victim , of the war inside him

TommyD 3/9/21
( My Father died at the age 59 . God Bless his Soul and to ALL who have served Our Great Nation ) ...
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Submitted by TommyD on March 09, 2021

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Musician , Song Writer , Writer , Grandfather , Lover of Life , 2 time Cancer Survivor , Grammarically Gifted ( at least in my world ) Thanks for reading ... God Bless ! more…

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