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Will You Lay Wreath For Them?

Eighty-three years before 2001 was 1918 seventeen years after 2001 is 2018 and it’s now been 100 years since the armistice 100 years since there was peace between nations 100 years since the war to end all wars ended 100 … Continue reading

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Rewrite All Our Wrongs

Let them hold the pen and write their own destiny rewrite all our wrongs write away the suffering write verses about springtime.   The people hunger let them relax and eat figs let them enjoy peace and drink their tea … Continue reading

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Countless

The dead talk to me not my ancestors, long dead and they weren’t my friends   I’ve never met them some of them died yesterday some were killed today   either way, they talk they go on about the dreams … Continue reading

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YOU WILL REMEMBER

YOU WILL REMEMBER WHAT WE TELL YOU TO REMEMBER YOU WILL QUESTION NOTHING YOU WILL JOIN IN THE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE YOU WILL MARCH IN THE PARADE YOU WILL STAND AND SALUTE   YOU WILL DRINK A BEER YOU WILL … Continue reading

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Endless war is good for your stock portfolio

Most Americans have never heard of Smedley Darlington Butler. He spent over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps, and retired as a Major General. At the time of his death in 1941, he was the most decorated Marine … Continue reading

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The Makers The Rain

Alone in the pockmarked countryside an old woman finds no place to hide her children and grandchildren have been dying for forty years and her tears have become rivers that the clouds have taken and taken and God has forsaken … Continue reading

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Collateral Death

if you kill me and my family and friends and neighbors I won’t care if you do it with chemical weapons, or if you do it with biological weapons, or if you do it with nuclear weapons, I won’t care … Continue reading

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