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Phillip Coffey: Dedicated to Dad

Honor and Salutation by Phillip Coffey
Hear a lone government grader scraping the city streets.
Heroes, trying to get us all back in 'mobile conditions'.
Here I sit, all warm and tidy- he in the bitter, frozen snow.
Hats off to all of the people I have known laboring in the cold.

Yes, I have throughout the years - frequented the ice blown
But never did I ever carry a weapon for Country and saving souls.
Going forward, 'firing' - snow blindness - numbing all of my toes.
Honor and salutation to all - surviving the evil bestowed.
Dedicated To Dad. Fourteen days without being able to take off his shoes. Suffered from snow blindness during all of the "Battle of the Bulge." Most of us have no clue.




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