From the recording Not Forgotten - A Song For All Time
Originally written in 2015 as a poem for and inspired by Veterans involved with the Ft. Bragg Fisher House Marathon Jam, Not Forgotten is meant as a humble thank you to all who have served their Country.
Becoming a song in 2016, Not Forgotten, A Song For All Time, has been performed for in-patient Veterans at North Carolina VA Medical Centers and was recorded by Bob & Kirby’s Double H Bluegrass Band on Pieces of a Dream.
Now a video, to be shared as widely as possible, Not Forgotten, A Song For All Time can be viewed here.Thank you for your service
did anyone say “thank you” when you finally came home?
were you made to feel a hero or did you feel alone?
it really doesn’t matter if you were called or volunteered
the time you spend away from them results in the same tears
too often there are politics, emotions with these wars
that divide the folks back home — leaving you with different scars
regardless of the conflict — was it declared or not —
no difference to the countless scores of warriors who fought
your service to your Country, whether seven tours or one
on the front or at a home base — it all must be done
so let me take this moment, from a pacifist at heart
to thank you for your sacrifice,your health, your time apart
things I’m sure we’ll never know about the time you served
you bury safely deep inside, seeming stoic and unnerved
not all of us are brave enough to leave our home behind
and form a different family, a brotherhood defined
so glad you came back home to us; we’re standing by your side
we know you left some friends behind — those scars can seem to hide
so to all who have served their homeland in patriotic threads
thank you now for all you’ve done; let it NEVER go unsaid
thank you now for all you’ve done; let it never go unsaid