I remember Irwin’s Dad
Drafted to war in Vietnam
And never came back.
But a coffin came draped in a flag
And all the tears his mother cried
Meant Irwin’s life had changed.
Irwin smiled at the stories I told
He was always the first to laugh
At my marionette dancing on stage.
Irwin was just four, his mother’s joy,
Me not much older but oh, I knew
He would always miss his Dad.
If you see a veteran today, remember
There’s an Irwin’s Dad they sorrow o’er
And a son like Irwin too.
On this Veteran’s Day, 11/11/2021, thank you to all the veterans who served our country!
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