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Paradigm Shift – a Poem by and for Veterans


By Chip Holmes

Left for dead, I sat and wondered.
Is there more like me, the thought I pondered.
With each attack, I wonder why?

Now the wondering is over, it’s fight or die.
The first Sin was to lie to this vet.
The second Sin came, when the healthcare needs weren’t met.
The third came, when I was used as a test.
The mistakes we never learn, that’s the best.

After such a mess, I still answered the call!
I was left here, a mockery of a law.
So I sit here, like a fish in a bowl.
Because I know too much, or defended this country’s soul.

When the political answers, is what gives this country a lift.
A change is coming, by way of “Paradigm Shift”.
By C. Holmes

Other poems from the Whiteout Press Poetry Section

I saw a Wounded Eagle – Thelen Paulk

The Eternal Patriot – Mark Wachtler

Body Bags – Christopher Towsley

An Authentic Revolution – Alice Connally Fisk