Colin F. Jones

TO THOSE WHO MOAN

Veterans are the examples of what Warriors become,
Stand up and show then what was worth doing was done,
That we are still strong and forever will be,
Proud that we fought for the right to be free.
Let us set the example and never disgrace,
The young serving soldier with a miserable face,
With moaning and groaning about the hardships of war,
While they are still seeing what we veterans all saw.
Let them know we are with them; on them we depend,
Show them respect and call them your friend.
For we who fought in Vietnam more than most understand,
What it’s like to return home to a foreign land.
So quit all the moaning and groaning and tripe,
And show the whole world you are still ready to fight.