A poem for Memorial Day

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You’ve lived your life thinking that every war mattered

Wars that we ‘won’ and that one where America got battered

But not before we left verdant Vietnam all torn and tattered

Now what will you do since that the illusion’s been shattered


Propagandists exposed, let’s show them door

Refuse to believe their phony words anymore

Realize that there’s never, ever been a just war

There’s only politicians lyin’ about what war is for

while those doin’ most of the dyin’ are the abject poor


Remember these things on each armed forces, memorial, or veteran’s day

With flags flying high and color guards on display

Jesus said with peace comes bliss therefore we must pray

that soon when all desire for war has died away.



May it be so.


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