They Make Heroes

You never turn your back on the financially down
But you will never become a hero for helping the poor of the town
They make heroes out of soldiers and those who excel at football
But the names of good samaritans are never on any memorial wall
Of renowned athletes and swimmers heroes are always made
When they come home with their medals for them a street parade
But never any honors for compassionate young Joe
Who without pay helps his poor aged neighbor the feeble widow Mrs Broe
They make heroes of winning politicians on election night
Their voters all looking happy and cheering in delight
But they never do make heroes of those who are doing it tough
Though they do give life their best try they are not seen as good enough
To be looked upon as heroes of their best try nothing made
For them never any bonfire or any street parade.

by Francis Duggan

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