The unclaimed Purple Heart

The unclaimed Purple Heart

A Poem by DONNA WEBBER
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While on a walk through my neighborhood I came across a homeless man our eyes locked for a moment and he told me his story so I ran home and wrote this

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We all have a story to tell, chapters to embrace and shadows to cast.

          

 

   THE UNCLAIMED PURPLE HEART

                                                                  by       donnalee webber


     I met a Vietnam vet today, He had found comfot
on the steps of a local shelter. 
  Such burdened thoughts, bowed his head in sorrowed shame.  I offered him a pensive smile as he reflected his hunger for my attention.  I paused my destination as his petitioning eyes invited my heart to hear his untold story that anchored each wounded word behind harbored tears. 
  I watched as his young arms held a dying friend, I witnessed his torment of his tale and question of patriotic reason. 
Echo's of heroic hell armored behind honor and childhood dreams. 
  The pain, quickly chased away by enemy fire challenged his faith of duty to a country not a god. 
  I heard his cries of questioned reason of each painful loss of fallen brothers, whispered hero's of faded glory.
  I felt the agony of loneliness behind his unclaimed Purple Heart as my tears offered reflected embrace and comfort, affirming that I had heard his untold story.

  Our eyes locked for a moment, sharing a quest for hope and understanding.

  I honored him as a soldier, an American and a hero.

  He was a veteran, a stranger in a moments passing, a mentor of life lessons. 

   I was thankful for the gifts his story offered my own life journeys
, yet we had not even spoken a word.

 

 

 

 

                                                                     by Donnalee Webber

 

© 2017 DONNA WEBBER


Author's Note

DONNA WEBBER
Just a quickly jotted down Raw true story about an American Hero

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Added on January 28, 2017
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DONNA WEBBER
DONNA WEBBER

Beverly, MA



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I love writing from deep thoughts, emotions, pensive ,at times funny . I don't know the rules of poetry and usually right as in spoken word. I've always enjoyed writing not looking for fame at times I.. more..

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