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Uncle Sam’s Muslim Ban

We want to ban Muslims from coming to America because it is a lot more socially acceptable for Uncle Sam to kill them when they are in their own countries rather than here in America unless, of course, they are … Continue reading

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FIRE

Smoke signals have been rising    Hiroshima for some time now.    Nagasaki We ignore the smoke    Korea but there it is    Guatemala as plain as day    Laos but we relax    Vietnam when we hear    … Continue reading

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Soul

Written May 2017 It’s the soul of America its the sold to America it’s fools gold in America glittering soldiers sold stories red, white, and blue broken glory same old story sell your soul for American dreams chase Dragons and … Continue reading

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Johnny’s All Done Marching

Written Memorial Day Weekend 2014   (With a few lines from the patriotic WW1 song “Over There” written by George M. Cohan in April 1917. Americans believed at that time that the war would be short and the song reflected … Continue reading

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Babylon The Great

Written Memorial Day 2012 Wonderland smoke dims suicide fireflies under a Cheshire moon mocking guerrilla teenagers and confused tongues cry over dirty water dialogue as crude hands sift gold from Babel sand cutting orphan blood lines like teenage wrists with … Continue reading

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Rockwellian Saturday Evenings

I wrote this on Memorial Day 2008, two months after I got home from Iraq. I grew up in a small farm town, and that weekend, while back in that small farm town, I attended a big Memorial Day BBQ. … Continue reading

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Walk Away From The Table

The dictionary definition of Cannibalism is: n. 1. The act of eating human flesh or the flesh of one’s own kind. 2. Savage and inhuman cruelty.   We are cannibals. Our pastime is cannibalism. We feed on the flesh of … Continue reading

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