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America for what we have done to our brothers
If you are weak of character you may wish to ignore this free verse;
Today along with myself I hate us all for what we have done
and no , there are no innocent's among us
You there the bearded intellectual who knows so much
The busied housewife in heels running from mall to mall
hurrying to pick up the innocent
waiting in the playground
The meatless sandwich of college grads in new clothes
The fat lazy incompetent's that you elected to lead us
I hate us all
As I stand beside the bed and look at the
grizzled man lying there
un-shaven unclean unhinged
those hollowed vacant eye's and shaking hands
of the open and bleeding
with the long silence's between
"How are you today "
and the non answer that follows
forever not healing
the empty bottle by his feet
the silent waiting rooms
where you wait
Yes , I hate us all and when you ask why ?
I will tell you too
You sent them away these soldiers
these patriots or were they even patriots before
you willingly sent them there ?
smiling , waving tearing up .................
Because we did didn't we ?
When we said "I know you'll be fine ..........
and when you come home ".................
And today , so many many years later
nothing has changed .....yet with one exception
you and I are much wiser
or at least we should be
but no ...........
We send the soldiers away year after year
to place's without any known pronunciation
populated with people who don't give one shit
And is the question then
What is this war about ? No ...... not that question again
I won't hear it for it means nothing
but this one ...........
What will you do with that broken soldier when he returns?
After the parade after the party
after the years
after the nightmares
what will you do then but say
" I hate us for what we've done"