Don’t Thank Me

Don’t thank me, save your breath,

and thank a tree for the air you breathe

thank a cloud for the water you drink

thank a farmer for the food you eat

thank a teacher if you’ve ever learned anything

thank a musician if you’ve ever danced

thank lady luck if you’ve ever won at a game of chance

thank a doctor if they ever helped you heal

thank all the people behind your next meal

and thank a firefighter if they ever saved you from the flames

but don’t thank me,

forgive me, please

and I will forgive you

for blindly funding the war

that I am a veteran of.


About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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