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the truman theory

Beauty tells the story 
Of days we were younger
Come join the famine
Lose someone
Beneath the sands
At the Tip of your toes
A touch of the gods
Join the war
And lose someone 

Bridges
They mend
The things that god 
Cannot touch
Rivers
They separate
The stenches
That man 
cannot rid of

Join the war 
Lose someone
Among the worst
mercenary’s 
Those of us
Who were careless
of wanted whispers
Join the war
And lose someone

Come join the war
Won’t you lose someone
Morning breaks 
Come join the war
The warming phase
Alarming as days
Join the war 
Lose someone

“The important part is the suffering, 
death is just the part that eventually 
happens.”

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  1. Date: 10/7/2010 9:19:00 AM

    The important part to remember is that FDR allowed the bombing of Pearl Harbor so the citizens would back the war. Truman ende it, although horribly, and literally saved millions of lives as the war would have lasted through the 50's. War should never be the answer. Greed and power hunger are the usual causes. Vince