BlindBeauty

A Deed Done

The deed's been done
I've done a deed no man should
Yet I'm proud, I did it for my country
People say Thank You, as if they know
They're just doing their partial duty

 

I met a girl the other day
She was a drunk, cheap, and trashy
But I got with her anyway
I wanted to forget those I killed

 

The deed's been done
I've done a deed no man should
Yet I'm proud, I did it for my country
People say Thank You, as if they know
They're just doing their partial duty

 

I took a train home, eyes hung low
There was another like me, a marine, his eyes told it all. People thanked us, saluted us even
They don't know what we've seen, what we've done. Conditioned to thank us, although we're killers of men

 

The deed's been done
I've done a deed no man should
Yet I'm proud, I did it for my country
People say Thank You, as if they know
They're just doing their partial duty

 

I made it back home, unlocked the door
There I found my mother crying, silently
Tears running down her face, we embrace
She says nothing, just holds me right
It's the best thing she can do, doesn't judge, doesn't salute

 

The deed's been done
I've done a deed no man should
Yet I'm proud, I did it for my country
People say Thank You, as if they know
They're just doing their partial duty

 

Comments4

  • mrandrewtheguy

    A very good documentation of the horrors of our heroes.

  • willyweed

    the deed will forever wound your heart .Gods greatest pain you carry.
    Great piece of poetry. Semper Fi
    ww

  • Tony36

    Awesome write

    • BlindBeauty

      Thank you

      • Tony36

        Welcome

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        WELCOME JO ~ Thanks for your first Poem which is very descriptive and moving. It is difficult (in poetry or prose) to put ourselves in the "boots" of a Military Man (who has "killed" in the course of duty) BUT ~ You have done a good job and shared his angst and self pity in this elegant poem ~ he can't forget (or forgive himself because ~ THE DEEDS BEEN DONE ! However He can be proud because he did it for the greater good he DID IT FOR HIS COUNTRY ! His liaison with a "Trashy Girl" is an encounter to forget and his meeting with his Mother is very poignant NO JUDGEMENT ~ but NO SALUTE either. All of us who support the Military ~ from the sidelines ~ are only doing (as you say) THEIR PARTIAL DUTY. A brilliant POEM ~ thanks for sharing ~ Your BRIAN (UK)



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