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Joe and Jane
by Tony Mike Nerone

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The story of a poor American

Her name is Jane
She is a proud lady
Her task was motherhood
The mother of three
All grown and on there own
She lives alone in a desert town
Nice and quiet place it is
At night she remembers him well
Her guy named Joe
She pretends he is there
Not to be alone and in pain
Joe is gone now
Swept up in the sands
He wore three stripes when he died
A U.S. Marine was he
His death left a large hole to fill
But that was twelve long years ago
He died in a place called Iraq
Jane raised her and Joe's kids
Now she lives in sickness
She can never seek medical help
You see Jane is poor
A poor American is she
Our government tells her they are sorry
Not enough green to help
All of tax payers money goes to the rich they say
We need to finance there war they say, to poor Jane
We must adhere to the con job the evil one speaks of
He loves his millions
And he wants more
Black gold is on his mind
So Jane you must go it alone
Forget what your Joe did
He was just another peon
His death was not in vain they say
He protected the evil senior
Jane must now endure the suffering
Joe is gone because of something called the Gulf war
And Jane weeps from her memories
Also for her uncontrolable illness
Meanwhile back at the ranch junior
sits with glee

Tony Mike Nerone USNR

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Reviewed by Kelie Urbanec (Reader)
Very touching and tragic story. But a great poem.
With love
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
So awful, and even more so is to know that she is not alone.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Tony, tony, tony,,, You grabbed my heart with this and won't let go..You should print this out and send it to the president..Yes..servicemens families also sacrifice for our country....and no one seems to call attention to that...This was wonderfully sad...Floria
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader)
A most excellant piece of writing, I just sat in silence for a while after reading it, it moved me so much.......and I rarely shut up!
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Hi Tony,
Such a write of deep

Beautifully written..

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
A tragic story....
Written very well
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
Such a tragically true story of how the families of those brave souls who daily serve to protect the freedoms we all so enjoy are mistreated and underappreciated. Thank you for bringing this point to light. God Bless our Troops!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Tragic truth...excellent write!!!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
This is a tragic truth that our country needs to address. It's so ridiculous when military widows and agent orange disabled Vets have to fight poverty and illness to survive hand to mouth. Keep telling it like it is.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
As in my reply to you on my message board - only the innocent suffers. They can't complain, for no one is listening.

Good thought-provoking write Tony!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Life is so cruel sometimes..Heartfelt..Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Christine Morell
A tragic story and an endictment of our times. Well done Tony.
Love Chrissie
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