Veterans’ Writings/Free Downloads for vets only


 I use to be a happy person oh so long ago.

Rob Simpson November 26 at 4:48pm
I use to be a happy person oh so long ago. I use to think of happy things oh so long ago. It use to be that I loved and was loved, I cared not of bad things oh so long ago.
But then I served my country and off to war I was sent. Now I live in that place so hellish that it is. That terrible place that they sent me to, to try and stop that war.
So with unloaded rifle I had to walk that narrow path, between the fighting peoples, but no safety had that path. For both sides now decided to attack, so with only boots and fists, I tried to stop their attacks. To hell we went, because that is where we were sent. Kill or be killed was the way we went. But I was to stop that war, because that was where I was sent.
Now I walk alone with my memories and in torment I walk bent. Trying to make sense of it all, but I cannot as war has no sense. Alone I walk as many others do, but a lone we are each, so deep in hell is where we walk. It’s where the Angels fear to tread, just like that war to where we were sent. We use to be happy oh so long ago. But now we walk, crippled and bent from the heaviest in our souls.
My country then turns its back when I ask for any help. As cheap as they can is what they are when they have to pay any amount. All I ask is what they owe, it’s not too much I think, just enough to live my life with dignity is all I want, you see.
I use to be a happy person oh so long ago….. I wish that I could come home now because I sure don’t like it here in this place that I am….. because it’s hell were I was sent.
Robert Simpson
8CH 3rd SSF Cyprus 1978/79

 

WHY?

by Rob Bristol’s Poetry on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 
A YOUNG GIRL HAS JUST HEARD HER DADDY GOT SHOT DEAD IN IRAQ…………..
Every night I go to sleep,
I dream that you are here.
It maybe only make belief,
I feel that you are near.
 
When I wake you are away,
No kiss for us to share,
Your breakfast bowl is empty,
It stands beside your chair.
 
Today it was my birthday
No birthday card from you. 
No telephone conversation,
I feel so hurt and blue.
 
Was it something I did?
Did I say something wrong?
I blame myself every day,
Was I the reason all along?
 
So Daddy,if you are listening,
I send my love to you,
God Bless  you dear daddy,
Mummy sends her love too… 

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11 Responses to Veterans’ Writings/Free Downloads for vets only

  1. Lance Usher says:

    Once a Soldier…

    Soldiers can be a tough lot…
    They endure untold hardships
    Heat, rain, mud, sleep deprivation
    And that’s just the easy stuff!
    They put it all behind them and soldier on

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For our Country

    Soldiers are a tough lot…
    They endure untold hardships
    The death of an ally, of a child, of a best friend
    Pretty rough stuff
    They try to put it all behind them and soldier on

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For our Country

    Soldiers can be caring too…
    The small child with no shoes
    The stray dog
    The elderly woman
    A quiet moment for tears…
    Then soldier on

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For our Country

    Soldiers are hard on the outside
    But like an egg that cracks,
    The inside easily exposed.
    Hurt… broken…
    But they soldier on

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For our Country

    Soldiers become Veterans
    When their job is done
    Or when they can no longer carry on
    They still care
    They are still soldiers

    Veterans endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For our country

    All too often
    The task complete
    The Soldier, the Veteran
    Forgotten…
    No longer needed

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For our country

    The Soldier, the Veteran
    Gave their all
    Some their lives
    Some their minds
    Some their health

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For our country

    Soldiers and Veterans
    Can be a tough lot
    But all too often the fight goes on
    The guns now silent
    But the quiet unbearable

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For ourselves!

    Why?
    Where is our Country?
    We answered the call when needed!
    We gave up so much
    Who will answer our call?

    We endure
    We must
    For our family
    For our friends
    For ourselves

    L.D. Usher CD, Capt (ret’d)

  2. Lance Usher says:

    Stand Down

    Stand down
    Your job is done
    You are home
    Stand down brave soldier
    No more fear
    No more thunderous roar of guns
    No more killing
    Finally peace…

    Stand down
    Your task complete
    You are home
    Stand down brave soldier
    Our debt eternal
    Your bravery ultimate
    Your honour supreme
    Rest eternal…

    Stand down
    Your mission over
    You are home
    Stand down brave soldier
    Angels welcome you
    Your sacrifice absolute
    Your death not in vain
    Your memory undying

    Stand Down…

    By Lance Usher

  3. Bonnie Toews says:

    Thank you, Lance, for adding your poems to our “gallery” of veterans’ writings.

    Bonnie

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  8. Jim Patterson says:

    Just found out that due to my DVA Medical Pension and CPP(LTD) Pension, they both disqualify me from any allowance on Permanant Impacable due to my earnings in 91. My question is how did being on the Economic Lost Program which took 27,000. from a Disbility Pension, 5100. from my waiting period for my CPP plan, and 5500. from a increase of my Disbility Pension and finaly a 3500. Revenue Canada bill for Taxes on a non taxable Pension?help me? Right know I’m being told that there is no more assistance with Veteran Affairs unless Legislation is changed. My question is that how is this helping veterans like myself and how can i be part of a program that i never paid into and cannot get assistance from(SISIP)? How does taking over 30,000. help a Veteran? To me they took my second chance at a Home and Life!! Any help with this would be appreciated!

    • Jim, have you discussed this with any of the members in the Canadian Veterans Advocacy group, such as Mike Blais? Also go to their message board. You can access it from the blog roll to the right. I am going to put that message board on a separate page to make it easier for everyone to access it. The group also can direct you to lawyers who have volunteered to represent vets in questionable situations. Wish I could give you more encouragement.

      Blessings, Bonnie

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