Everyday Heroes

*On this Veteran’s Day, my humble offering of a small tribute to those that serve and those that have served.  Thank you.

This man is a mere mortal of flesh and blood.  The light I see in his eyes is that of an honorable man.

He sees the demons and beasts that few of us see.  He would give his life to slay them.

These beasts are not in the form you would know.  They wear the cloak of innocence.  They are the neighbor next door or the woman at the market.

This man stands at the ready so you can sleep safely in your bed tonight.

He runs toward the demons in our world, not away from them.   There are battles to be fought and demons to slay.

How can we repay the sacrifice?

Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson    **Beautiful artwork by Murphy Elliott

About Penny Wilson Writes

I am a freelance writer that writes in several genres. I've had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. I've written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com and WOW Women on Writing. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find more of my writings on my blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow me on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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15 Responses to Everyday Heroes

  1. I say repay with appreciating our freedoms, by honoring and remembering these men and women and by treating others with respect and kindness.

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  2. WaltPage says:

    Thank you Penny. It’s nice to be thanked. Never happened when I served from 66-71.

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  3. Professor K says:

    What a wonderful tribute…and thank you to all who have served. God Bless You all. 🙂

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  4. 80smetalman says:

    Nowadays, America pays great homage (and deservedly so) to those who serve or have served. However, it hasn’t always been the case, especially when I served between 1979-83. I recently wrote a post about it and with your permission, I would like to share it here.

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  5. A lovely tribute to all of the war veterans, Penny.

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