The Veteran’s Road

Kind of threw this one together for Veteran’s Day, 2019. I call it The Veteran’s Road.



I sleep in bits and pieces,

and dream of days gone by.

My dreams are of my days at war,

which always seem close by.


My soul won’t let them go it seems,

the dreams I can’t control.


The hours passing in between,

I live as others do.

With time that’s mostly occupied,

with things we all go through.


I tend the garden I’ve been given

 with family and life.

I celebrate children and grandchildren,

along with my wife.


I aspire to be a man of worth,

To have a heart that’s pure.

My desire is to do my best,

how I’ve done I’m not too sure.


I note the passing seasons

as they move through my domain.

I try to keep a steady hand,

and strive to not complain.

But when that hour comes,

to submit to the night,

I rest my head and yield,

to the on-going fight.






About the Author

Joe Campolo Jr.

Joe Campolo Jr.

Joe Campolo, Jr. is an award winning author, poet and public speaker. A Vietnam War Veteran, Joe writes and speaks about the war, and is a Veteran's advocate. Some of Joe's stories are gripping, some humorous. Joe also writes about other experiences, many of which are also humorous. Joe enjoys fishing, traveling, writing and spending time with his family. Joe loves to hear from his readers, please send him a note on this page or the contact page! (and order one of Joe's popular books from the link on his author page)


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