Mark I. Kirkmeyer

I’M AN IDIOT

I keep getting told I’m an idiot
They judge me by their standard
I give all the royalties of my book
Help other fucked up veterans
“You fuckin’ idiot keep the money”
From a friend does he know me?
Does he even understand me?
He thinks he is doing the best for me
He means well

I requested discharge:
“You idiot – stay around
Take the VA for all you can!”
Why? Others are more important than me

Why serve the national defense?
Others are more important than me
Why serve in the infantry?
Others are more important than me
Why become a medic?
Others are more important than me
Why consider suicide?
Others are more important than me

Maybe I’m an idiot…
Others are more important than me.