by Regina

From across the U.S.A.,
after 9/11,
so many young adults,
in bravery, in love of country,
betrayed, after they signed up.

On their bases in Iraq, Afghanistan,.
open fire pits burned hazardous materials,
our troops breathed in the toxic smoke,
Why, why did the U.S. government
turn a blind eye?
once healthy,
our troops became stricken
with disease,
many asked for the benefits
they deserved,
denied, denied, then, they laid down
and died.

Scream into the night
of their plight,
they were poisoned,
we must help them
keep up the fight.



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