A Poem by Josh Anderson

Fought a war only to fight a battle back home *DISCLAIMER* I have never had the honor of serving my country due to Epilepsy, this is a first person fictional portrayal. Thank you Veterans.


We walked in trust, we tread through blood
A worthy cause we thought was just 
But it's gone too far, too many shards
One of many broken hearts

These masks we wear, we watch them stare 
They point and laugh or pretend to care 
A homeless man, a dying light 
Wounded warriors still in the fight

The colors faded, the flags all tattered 
We're tossed aside like we never mattered
Caked in mud, caked in blood
We fought for them, but they never fought for us

© 2015 Josh Anderson

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Added on July 7, 2015
Last Updated on July 7, 2015
Tags: War, trauma, stress, battle, fight, blood, forgotten.


Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson

Chardon , OH

My name is Joshua Caleb Anderson, a poet with dreams of getting published one day. I've written hundreds of poems over the years, with the goal of sharing my feelings with the world through words. more..