Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted April 14, 2013

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Lost legs in Vietnam

Half a man?

by seewhatimwritingnow

I heard you once say
"I'm but half a man"
You returned without legs
Lost In Vietnam

But you discovered
A new will to live
The spirit in you
Still had much to give

No, you couldn't run
And you couldn't dance
But you found the will
And a second chance

You learned to do things
You thought out of reach
And from your wheelchair
You went on to teach

Then you met a girl
The love of your life
You rolled down the aisle
To greet your new wife

Who bore you two sons
Yes, you had the best
And though without legs
Your life had been blessed

Because you had learned
Legs don't make the man
It's what you stand for...
Not on what you stand.


Thanks so much, Bertodi, for use of the perfect picture.
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