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Military Veteran Lamentations -Our Boys, V-Day 11-11-11

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Military Veteran Lamentations -Our Boys, V-Day 11-11-11


America…
wet behind the ears
our boys
soldiers screwed beyond their years

healthy “Kens”
displaced from their “Barbies and Babies”
KILL ‘EM ALL!
programmed to forget 
about what ifs 
ands
or maybes

SEEK AND DESTROY!
when deployed, "Boy go!"

Erase your youth 
Ken
now you’re real damn men!
geddem’ G.I. JOE!

the present is your rifle
so don’t blink about the past
enemies are better dead
so spray them AK’s fast

ATTENTION! 
now Private
grab the phone and tell your Mom
you’re comin’ home insane (or in a box)
like our boys in Vietnam!

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  1. Date: 11/12/2011 7:01:00 PM
    Yes a point well taken JS. A lot of BS involved in the hype of being the chosen few, or many. I've been there and done that. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 4:59:00 PM
    11am we have a minutes silence here in Australia for the fallen, Armistance day when the ww1 guns fell silent and for the millions that died ...11-11-11...

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 3:34:00 PM
    Another part of our nasty world, when young men into war are hurled, for some polititians' fight, not glory for the dead, a blight:(

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 9:09:00 AM
    a sad truth of a wicked world..well done..

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 12:40:00 PM
    This poem really gets to me, Joey. I hate the fact that Congress sends our young people into battle when many of the lawmakers have never served. The "Shroud of Turin" is a blanket that is believed to hold the image of Christ. It was placed on Him before He was buried and after He rose, the image of his face remained. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 11:38:00 PM
    what's with all this Namaste at soup now? haha

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 11:38:00 PM
    boy, this is sure a strong one, JOey! Yes, it is a shame what those poor kids are going through. My son got out of the Marines just before the dumb attack on Iraq. I am so thankful he never had to see real action. I need to pray more often for those men! (so how long did this one take to write?)

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 6:53:00 PM
    You have wrote with a new perspective of war that I have not yet seen.I'm very impressed once again...Keep it flowing! 420

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 5:50:00 PM
    Definitely the most fun read for the past few weeks! You caught the imagery real well here, both profound and fun at the same time. Thanks for dropping by, and hope to continue be in touch!

  1. Date: 11/8/2011 5:23:00 PM
    and our boys in the streets who got lied to... wavelength, perspective, om and stuff, too... is not necessary to continue to believe the lies, but is comfortable in a real fucked up way. dig the po, jl, thanks~N