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My Father, Mr. Military

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JavaJack
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0 posted 07-15-99 03:03 AM       View Profile for JavaJack   Email JavaJack   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JavaJack

"Conductor,Composer, Company Commander"

CLOSE LIKE CATTLE
SILENT LIKE PRISONERS
FOLLOWING, WAITING,WATCHING.
SOME VOLUNTEERED TO FILL COMPANY POSITIONS.
WHILE OTHERS, LIKE MYSELF,
HOPED TO AVOID HIS POINTED FINGER.
HE STABBED THE STRONG BODIED
AND SLICED THOSE WITH HARDENED FACES
CREATING LIMBS FROM(AND FOR)THE MASS OF MEN.
HE WAS CONDUCTING AN ORCHESTRA,
COMPOSING PIECE BY PIECE,
SO THAT BY EIGHT WEEKS END
HE'D RECEIVE APPLAUSE
FOR HAVING WHOOPED OUR ASSES WITH HIS WAND.
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Dragon
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1 posted 07-15-99 03:35 AM       View Profile for Dragon   Email Dragon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon

A mixture of anger and respect.Well done.
azblond
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2 posted 07-15-99 06:48 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

mmmm....I really liked this piece. Living near a military base my entire life, I feel I almost understand. (Note the usage of the word almost!!)

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For sometimes when the Darkness falls, we must surrender, take what is ours, and give what we can, and always remember love is somewhere waiting...

 
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