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Why Oh Why

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Why Oh Why

" Why Oh Why "

Why mom and dad why?

Was I destined and born into this life to die
this terrorist war makes many american’s hurt and cry.

our awesome super power america may be going to war
and now I may cease to exist this life no more.

I grew up and finished school with a 3.5
I am so proud to be young and alive.

I am 18 now and so ready for life 
find someone special and make her my wife.

Our current job market and economy is really bad
all of this really makes me mad and so sad.

I joined the army for income stability
and now I must face this ugly reality.

Of fighting a war in a foreign country
and possibly become a statistical casualty.

You see mom, dad, I want to live
I have strong morals, education, lots to give.

I am too young to go to war and maybe die
why mom and dad, Why Oh Why...

Penned By MPK

NOTE: This Poem Won Top Prize In A Major Contest And Is My Gift To All Readers...

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  1. Date: 3/27/2009 7:37:00 PM
    My little brother is in the Army and this touched my heart and I thought you might want to know how many people you touch with these words and phrases, you are a Gem MPK and we all love you for that.XOXOXOXOXOXOXS...Aleera

  1. Date: 7/15/2008 5:14:00 PM
    Mickey, you will touch many hearts with this poem. It hits close to home regardless of whether we have our own sons or daughters in this war. My close neighbor almost lost her son in Afghanistan last year, thankfully, he has recovered. But the scars he has already at age 20, will be with him his whole life. Such a heavy load for someone so young. Thank you for sharing your poignant words. Thank you for commenting on mine as well. ...God Bless...Carrie

  1. Date: 7/15/2008 3:49:00 PM
    You know Mickey my oldest boy is in Iraq right now and this poem hits home with me he joined out of high school and when we talk now I noticed all the boy is gone from his voice - I thank you for sharing this poem - God bless

  1. Date: 7/15/2008 11:33:00 AM
    Hey Mickey I can see why this won top prize in a contest. The indepth intuitive insight to this piece is remarkable. I think it was Gandi who said..."A eye for a eye and soon there will be no one left to see". Just hope all those who serve our country come home soon in God Speed. Thanks for sharing this incredible poetry with us for it gets us all to thinking. Stay well. Love Light Truth Patricia