Into Stone

The still night cracks, with a lethal bolt  
Striking an ancient oak, with a single jolt  
Splitting it down, clean to its core  
Taking down a giant, till it ain't no more  

On a lonely crest, of a lonely hill  
No one to remember it, so no one will  
Time moves on, for all the rest  
Time moves on, it's our final test  
Oh. I'm not going down easy  
And I'm not going down alone  
Going to make my mark for the world to see  
I'm going to carve it into stone  
It's more than being remembered  
It's a difference that needs to be made  
If you're going to make a difference  
Then you have to make a change  
A disheveled man, without a hope  
A forgotten soldier, at the end of his rope  
Still fighting a war, inside his own head  
Living on a deserted street, till he ends up dead  
We see it in our cities, and we see it every day  
They fought for our country, then we throw them all away  
There's so much we can do, but the politics just says no  
Gotta make a change to the heart, we need to make it so  
Some fought in the jungle, some fought in the desert sand  
They survived every battle, to be ignored in their home land  
Republicans say they love them, Democrats say the same  
To the veterans it's their lives, to politicians it's just a game  
If we want to make a difference  
Then we have to make a change
Written by TimWombles
Author's Note
This was the first attempt at writing after my stroke. It may sound silly but I couldn't find any words. They weren't coming to me. If I saw them, I couldn't figure out what they were. I couldn't figure out how to say one if it did show up. It took a week to write that first stanza. I want you to know there is nothing worse than a poet who can't find words.
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