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Cheney's Anthem

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Cheney's Anthem

Stern resolve, your oratory, spins a patriotic story
with strong, courageous, macho talk, somewhat at odds with how you walk.
A call to arms five times deferred; it was the option you preferred,
requiring someone BRAVE to face the chance of dieing in your place.

History shows you chose to go and pad your vast portfolio
collecting governmental fees from "Bean and Bullet" industries.
During 'Nam you chose to cower, money fueled your rise to power.
For lobbyists; the perfect slut.  The coat tails of an idiot.

And now, with war, you've time to spend; picked up a gun and shot a friend.
Happy now; real men to lead, as long as there's no chance you'll bleed.
Off to Iraq, you've had your say, from one full continent away,
bravely practice your vocation, from an undisclosed location.

He does his leading from the rear, this man of action in the mirror,
To glory's beach verbosely storm, without that risky uniform.
A warrior, leader, wanna-be, the Chairborne ranger infantry.
A daffodil, its color fades, when placed between his shoulder blades. 

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  1. Date: 9/22/2010 5:00:00 AM

    Only the tip of the iceberg. We lack leadership in Washington. All owned by the corporate structure and a$$holes like Cheney. Excellent observation. Vince

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 6:49:00 AM

    Very creative write well expressed, Wayne

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 10:57:00 PM

    Best be careful, Wayne, or the "Chairborne ranger" will some of his real fighters after you! I'm seeing him in a whole new light through your description. How is "cowardly hero" for an oxymoron to describe Cheney. As you say, a leader wanna-be! Well done! You don't hold any punches and I like your style. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 8:37:00 PM

    Bravo! This was sooo enjoyable to read! Wow! And the lines you came up with....so many of them. "requiring someone BRAVE to face the chance of dying in your place," "Bean and Bullet industries," "this man of action in the mirror....Chairborne ranger infantry." Yes! You laid it all out here~Chris