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Roark Moody Poetry –

‘Hero Sandwich’

Wed, Jan 25, 2012

The least recognized hero you’d ever know.
The least remembered, most scoured,
all-but-forgotten hero.
Their sacrifices unmentioned,
the untold horrors lay silent like the dead.
The war has just shed another
forgotten soldier of fortune.
Stripped of his strength,
a stranger to these times;
Merely a babe these days, these times.
Troubled man, the hero grows silent.
Quiet forces have already determined his fate.
It’s gonna take more than coffee and a sandwich
To repair the damage.

By r.e. moody

Bio: Moody Roark (poet name ‘r.e. moody’) is a Vietnam veteran who has always set a good example for other vendors. He works hard, has a great rapport with his customer base and cares about the people with whom he interacts. He is also a very talented poet and began writing poetry at the age of 12. You can see many of his poems published within the magazine, including two of his favorites, “Homeless” and “It,” featured above. StreetWise is also currently working on publishing his rhymes in a StreetWise Vendor Poetry book.Moody has a degree from Columbia College and has worked in an Illinois state government department as an editor until he was laid off in 1994. After working several jobs, he made his way to StreetWise and he feels as if it were fate, because he’s able to pursue his life-long dream of being a poet. “I’m really enjoying my second career of sharing my poetry with the StreetWise readership.”


2 Responses to “Roark Moody Poetry –

‘Hero Sandwich’

  1. Dorothy Johnson says:

    Great poem! Keep up the good work; will buy the book when it comes out.

  2. Greg Hubbard says:

    Became a really Good friend with Mr.Moody always polite and humble with a really Good heart. Whenever I’m having a bad day I know Mr.Moody will be where I can find him with a Good poem to read Moody is ALRIGHT

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