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Fallujah Afternoon
by Kevin S. Hart
Monday, February 13, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Have you ever called to the gods


Circling high above


Demand that they bring down the rain


     Wait…


Watch people die at your command?


What dreams are made of this?


Thirteen times, hell’s bells have struck


Thirteen times, the whip’s come down


Yet, you still feel within your blood-won freedom,


A right to dictate your right from everyone’s wrong.


Have you ever called out in anger


Question injustice


Demand that something, anything be done


To stop the pain?


     Wait…


Call out the Marines to safeguard your morning


Make sure your bagel and coffee are protected


Support them individually


While you vilify them institutionally


Viagra warriors and soccer-mom hypocrites


Sacrifice is easy as long as all it costs is five bucks


And a cheap gallon of gas


Give to rebuild the World Trade Center


Buy a few sacks of flour for Thai refugees


Have you ever called to God


Hoping He’s high above


Ask that He bring down rain


     Wait…


While people die under your command?


What nightmares are made of this?


Thirteen times, hell’s bells have struck


Thirteen times, the whip’s come down


Fallujah afternoon,


Armed Forces Network reports on the radio


How the American people feel victory’s no closer


There’s no end in sight…


Hey, jam one of those dog tags between her teeth


It makes it easier for Graves and Registration.


Wait...


 


 

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Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 3/30/2006
Yeap - nothing is gained but bitterness and hurt by all concerned -
It seems prosperity and world changes are made after a war - perhaps that is the real reason behind declaring war against another - who knows
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/14/2006
Profound...thanks for sharing!!

Happy Valentines Day Friend!!

love Tinka



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