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After Their War

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After Their War David J Walker There was only desire and comfort/convenience Laced with certain frames of entertainment in between the crap games played with life Everything OD green was repainted except the screen with the Signal filled cable Nothing was on except a thousand reruns From the dawn of television And another thousand Audie Murphey movies Mother may I borrow the View-master Father will you be done soon with the Funk & Wagnall The Earth will end in a thousand-year freeze After a nuclear war Says my science teacher who said to look it up Marks grandfather was a WWI soldier who Knew Captain Truman He still Screams at night when the bombs start falling again An Uncle got a fake leg after the Battle of the Bulge He never said anything and I was afraid to ask My Draft Number was high but I volunteered to anyway Did anyone contemplate life after their war If so What did it look like to you

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