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Red, White And Blue

Red white and blue what does
this mean to you?
First of all respect to all it's due
For anyone who has fought
for this country hoping to make
things better for me and you.
The message is loud and clear
there is another side to all this
one we fail to see an alarming
cause of fear.
Where are our heroes?
if not dead or many times homeless
on the street. Where is the
reward for fulfilling their duty
to this country ?
Are they truly free are we?
Does any know what we are
fighting for? Does anyone
else see what I see? Trillions
of dollars in debt the price of
gas and sustainability has skyrocketed.
Where is the progress? whose is paying
the ultimate price? Is it my skewed
way of thinking or something just not right?
Am I crossing the line; who to
blame this time? Our taxes
are increasing it's not safe to
walk the streets. They say we are
in over abundance in America
so why do many from suffer malnutrition and
have very little to eat? Where is the home
of the brave the land of the free?
How come our liberties are slowly being taken away
from you and me?. With so much knowledge
are our finger tips how come we've become
stupefied who truly is paying the ultimate price?
supposedly our chances for education are limitless
yet the unemployment rate is
at an all time high.
How is face book working for you are the
games alright? Does it make you feel better
that they created it as a profile with the sole 
purpose to have the ins and outs of your lives?
I ask these questions and the answers are clear
we are puppets in a system of master puppeteers
Do red,white and blue truly stand for freedom or
does it stand for blood sweat and tears?

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