The Honor to Host Our American Heroes

The honor to host our American heroes
This morning at White House was mine
Your VP and POTUS
Were joined by the FLOTUS
We met warriors – once wounded, now fine

It made me reflect on this business of war
Whose scourge I’d successfully dodged
It started at college
(I went there for knowledge)
From there four deferments I lodged

The last one, alas, which prevented my service
Is the one I’m most sad to report
I suffered from spurs
And my bones got no cures
Which my dream – to get shot at – did thwart