There Is Still Time

I often think today is my last day of life.
As I yearn for food,shelter and for my wife.
With extented hands I reach for a crumb.
As I hear say, “Theres goes another bum.”

I say, “Hear my heart searching for my lost.
Someone that I would pay for at any cost.”
They see dirty clothes and one worn sock.
A lonely heart,lack of love, and my bad luck.

Why feel sorry for me then walk away?
Give me hugs and have something nice to say.
Show me that I am not alone on this earth.
And that your love is gold with a worth.

I could be a veteran for all you know.
With a tombstone, “Here lies a John Doe.”
I suffered through my countries war crimes.
And my mind must now pay for those times.

Go ahead and criticize as I walk the streets.
Searching for forgiveness to those I greet.
I fought for America and this is who I am.
Just another worthless bum to UNCLE SAM.

Oscar Elizondo
Copyright ©2008 OscarElizondo

There Is Still Time

oscarelizondo

Harlingen, United States

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There are still many veterans suffering from the war. This poem talks about many of their problems. I sat down with some of them and I wrote some notes about what they are going through. What a shame.

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