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The American Way??

The FDA inspectors
And Homeland Security
It's scary to think that
They are “protecting” you and me.

The AFL-CIO unions
And the good ol' ACLU
The Chambers of Commerce
Are all against us, too.

The IRS can rob us
And nobody seems to care
Then, take our hard earned dollars
And spend them, “over there”.

Now, they throw people in jail read more »

POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY
(The third Friday of September)

As time goes on remains are found
And another finds his way back home
After years spent lost on foreign shores
Feeling forgotten and left all alone.

But they will never be forgotten
By the Country they went off to serve
We will search until all are returned
To loved ones, the least they all deserve. read more »

NINE ELEVEN, SIX AND COUNTING

Nearly three thousand killed
On that sad and fateful day
And more dying all the time
Since our Nation lost it's way.

We went after the terrorists
Rightly, in Afghanistan
Then, the invasion of Iraq
Began that War of a flawed plan.

The Taliban and al-Qaeda
Were going down with their defeat
Then we quit, took Troops away read more »

This past week I had the honor of helping to set up "The Wall That Heals", a half-sized, traveling replica of "The Wall" in Washington, at the VFW in Dickson, TN. This year is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the dedication of "The Wall".

FOR A QUARTER CENTURY

They are listed in the order
Of the way our Heroes fell
Behind each name many stories
That, they never got to tell. read more »

MISTER PRESIDENT,

What part don't you understand
When the People say, "We're tired!"?
When our Troops and their Families
Say, they are no longer inspired?

"Stay the course.", "They'll follow us."
Just doesn't ring true, anymore
To, "Take the fight to the terrorists!"
Is not really why, we went to War.

In fact, we've made more enemies
They just don't want us on their soil read more »

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"I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF OURSELVES!"
(A quote of John McCain, 7.10.07 while speaking
against the Webb Amendment asking that our
Military be guaranteed the same amount of time safe
at home as they have spent deployed at war. The amendment didn't pass, btw)

Finally something that makes sense
From the floor of the U.S. Senate
Hopefully, (though it's doubtful) read more »

THEY LAY AT FINAL REST

They lie in flag draped coffins
War's time for them, is done
But, for their family and friends
The battle has just barely begun.

Some may have had babies born
That they will never get to know
Some, fiancees wait to marry them
But fate, would not let it be so.

Some parents bury their children
Not right, in the scheme of things read more »

“A NEW STRATEGY”, “STAY THE COURSE”, etc.

Another anniversary is here
It's been four years and counting
As things keep getting worse
And the Casualties keep mounting.

Thirty-two hundred Heroes
Sadly, have been laid to rest
And many thousands more wounded
As they strive to do their best.

For some, when they come home
Another battle, must be waged read more »

These are from my book, "Moontides, and Other Changes" with current update (every other verse) to first piece.
No matter what your nationality, politics or religious beliefs we should all be very concerned
about Mother Earth and our own future. We just can't go on pretending there isn't anything to worry about, no matter what big business and gov't tells us. I, for one, believe Global Warming IS real!! read more »

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MEANS TO AN END?

Some will say, People for Peace
Who only want the War to end
Are bad for the Troops morale
And the wrong message to send.

But, who more than those Troops
Would like to come home to stay
And not worry about shipping out
Once again, some other day?

They're not given enough credit
They know how the "game" is done
That sometimes the politicians War
Is not always fought to be won. read more »

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