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Who Cares?
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I've never written of war...before it was never my thing, but I just might break with my own rule of thumb.... and stick it up for those who serve bravely....

Who Cares?


We sit at home in our cosy chairs
sneer at the soldiers, in their camoflauge greens
think to ourselves it's not our war
oil is the ultimate gain for greed
land, urianium, every darn thing
except human life

Gold mines, Diamond Mines, Copper mines
salt if it were worth a pinch
we'd fight over that too
a thimble full of Goat manure
if it were found to be worth a toss

It's all well and good
to sit back in our cosy chairs
with all the answers
and none at all in reality...

Till you meet someone who has served
in real life combat situations
who has done the hard yard
survived to tell the tale...

attitude change, reality check,
the cosy chair takes on new dimensions

complacency ceases with realization
these guys are human beings
putting their life and limb on the line
all the while longing for a cosy chair
but brave and decent enough

to not commondere
so who cares?

They Care!

Listen to their stories and never ever again sneer!


Ch'erie de Perrot
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Reviewed by Regis Schilken
All, ALL of these guys need our constant thanks. They served when they may or may not have agreed with the philosophy of our times, but damn it, they served.
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

Thank you Ch'erie this penning gets right to the point, true issues.

Continued blessings and enlightenments,

Reviewed by jude forese
well presented thoughts finely tuned and creatively rendered ...
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
A lousy writer? I don't think so. Such a compelling and thoughtful write. We all need to listen to your power words of honesty.
(Don't pay attention to people with bad attitudes.)

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Nice person below eh! All heart! Perhaps I am a lousy writer...
In any case I could care less, it's not about being a marvellous writer, it's about projecting the depth of feeling within. HUH.. Fair go eh!
Reviewed by TAKU JULIUS (Honey Hamburger A. Nevermind)
no reviewer will tell you guys the truth , you stil got a long way to go ,so feel less proud and work harder then you will rud shoulders with Shakespear and Emily DICKENSON , to be honest.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
Lines that only yell out the truth. You do our warriors proud with these lines.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Well done my friend, you've penned it with heart, soul, and excellence! Wise message within...
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
We should ALL care. Well said, Ch'erie!!!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Points well made Ch'erie Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
this is a truly well written tribute that speaks to many
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
For someone that doesn't write of war, you do a hell of a job doing so...Ed & RufuZ
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Very well said Ch'erie. Thank you for this tribute to our troops. Other than my father and my Grandfathers, I was the only one in my family to have served in the military. Most within my family, the younger generation especially, can't understand why I refuse to "celebrate" Memorial Day by partying and having cookouts. To me, this is a day of solemn remembrance to those who died so that we could live free. I'll save the Fourth of July for celebrating our freedoms. But to me, Memorial Day is for thanking God for the sorrowful unselfish sacrifices of every man and woman who fought and/or died. I just can't see using this day as an excuse to party and celebrate. It's not what it was meant to be. And if we can't set one day a year aside as a solemn remembrance to them then we really have become a sorry lot. Thank you for the reminder and God bless you my friend.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
As the son of a WWII vet, an employee of National Defence for 25 years and having just came back from visiting our nation's Capital and touring the war museum...I know exactly what you are saying with this well deserved tribute to those who's armchairs are often the cold dirt.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Oh. My. Gosh!!!!!!!! Shivers are running up and down my spine - such a moving tribute to those who serve - this daughter of/sister of/niece of/cousin of Veterans, as well as a Veteran, herself, will remember - thank you - well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Very nice write, C'herie; I care, too! As the daughter of/sister of/cousin of/niece of military personnel (ALL branches!), I'd better care!! God bless our veterans!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D *SALUTE*
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Believe me being married to a military man for thirty years that he served, they care. Thank you for your kind words, they are appreciated.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
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