Tuesday, 27 November 2012

No Country For Old Men

This man won medals for bravery
Served in a world war
Mourned for his dead comrades but never
Complained about it
Came home, collected his demob suit
Walked away whistling
Determined to make the best of it

This other man lost a limb, didn’t care
That you would notice
Completed his education then
Went on to hack it
Never asked for sympathy or help
Didn’t get any
Didn’t expect to, bore no grudges

And this man succeeded in business
Raised a family
Never dwelling on what happened
Then in the home
He sat waiting for his turn to come
Wondering only why
He had been chosen to live so long.

© David Subacchi

 No country for old men