By the sea
Viet Nam vet will work for food
“Viet Nam vet will work for food”
was what his cardboard sign had read.
I watched him take people’s money,
“Jesus loves you” he always said.
Gray hair and living in the woods,
I offered him a job one day,
to help rebuild his self esteem,
but would he work? There was no way!
It seems, Jack Daniels was his friend
and that is why he had no home.
His wife had left and children, too.
All that he did, was drink and roam.
He never served in Viet Nam.
It angered me to find he lied,
because so many of our young,
had lost their limbs, so many died.
He also didn’t believe in Christ.
Was using Him to take us in,
to get as much as he could get,
then, "Jesus loves you” with a grin.
It was much later I found out,
when handcuffed, he was led away.
He had been wanted by the law.
Thank God, they caught him on that day.
A child molester, on the run
and now he’d have to serve his time.
Not sure this demon, dressed in flesh,
deserves his story set to rhyme.
(What you have just read is a true story)
Stars will shine when I am gone
Earth will spin on as before
Gulls still race along the shore
Morning star, still kiss the dawn
~ M. Auguste