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VA - Fayetteville 2012 (poem)

By Norman (Bill) F. Williams Jr.

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Here is what your dollars bought,
Here is what your New World Order caught
In its snare of grandiose dreams,
The only tangible result it seems.

Come look, we have it all for you,
Come see the men with metal arms,
See the man with just one shoe
The other leg gone for glory's chorus.

Watch them shuffle wearing their caps
From World War Two, Korea, Vietnam,
Iraq, Afghanistan, these are your heroes,
The broken points of your conquering spears.

These are your brave young men and women,
Spent in the name of your greedy wars.
Not yet dead enough to bury,
Whose hearts died with their youthful dreams.

Come look, I dare you, if you can
See what you've bought with your dollars.
Feel proud of your bumper stickers-
This is America, love it or leave it
Or maybe fix it.

—Norman (Bill) F Williams Jr
Corporal, US Marine Corps


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