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dreamcatcher27371
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(6/27/01 9:16:33 am)
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A DAY LOST

We lost a day on the trip over.
We lost more than a day on the way back.
Stepping from a plane
To the cackles of ungrateful chicken,
scratching and pecking in the common bowl of freedom.
Throwing scathing remarks in our faces,
Burning the flag that covered the remains
of those who forfeited the breath of life in their behalves.
Other places and agendas offered a safer coop for these fowl
where they could scratch each others mites in safety.
Safe from the inherent responsibilities of citizenship;
secure from the call of patriotism.
Social parasites, sucking from the Nation's blood.
We lost a day on the trip over.
Setting the precedent for future losses.
Memories from that time
rush upon us like a flash flood,
washing everything to the brink of indifference.
Perpetually sloshing around inside our brains;
preserved in the formaldehyde of the experience.
Faces and situations from long ago and far away
branded into the membranes of our minds.
Always lying low, lurking in the bushes,
primers at the ready, tripwires carefully set,
ready to detonate at the slightest touch
to blast shards of the past into a vulnerable present.
Experiences reserved for the initiated, who will
pay the price day in and day out while despicable,
ignominious, lily-livered dissidents continue to wallow
under the protection of an acrimonious pardon.
They didn't understand then; they don't understand now.
Their pathetic type don't deserve to understand.
Let them cringe in their manure filled coops and hide
their mite-eaten heads under their mangy wings each time
they hear the word "Patriot." Let them tremble and writhe
as the worms of cowardice and deceit eat into their cancerous
bowels at the mere mention of the word "Freedom."
Let the resonance of the National Anthem descend on their ears like
the scream of a hawk as they squawk and jabber in ignoble fear.
Let them flock together in a loathsome, repugnant mass each time
"Old Glory" flies high and proud.
We don't expect to recoup our losses. That was the price we had
to pay. We can live with our problems. Our heads are held high
with dignity and decency for we and those preceding and following us
are the indomitable winds of freedom that keep "Old Glory"
flying for all Americans.

©Larry Dunn
Vietnam Veteran


Gunsup
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(6/27/01 10:44:09 am)
| Del Re: A Day Lost
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Larry, That was great! I hope you have a book out? You blasted those bastards without using foul language. I could never do that. I envy you! You are a really great writer.....Jack

homer4
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(6/27/01 8:30:34 pm)
| Del Re: A Day Lost
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" Other places and agendas offered a safer coop for these fowl
where they could scratch each others mites in safety. "

" Let them cringe in their manure filled coops and hide their mite-eatin heads under their mangy wings each time they hear the word " Patriot "..."

..." worms of cowardice "..." cancerous bowels "..." the scream of the hawk as they squawk and jabber in ignoble fear "


Man , you can write bud !...
...and two hard boiled eggs.

nighthawk
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Posts: 52
(6/27/01 8:49:53 pm)
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Another outstanding piece of writting!!!!!

Unfortunitly, it falls on shoulders of those like the members of this group to protect the Constitution which these flocks of "chickens" hide beneath. As much loathing as we all have for them (and Hanoi Jane), I would not care to see it changed. I don't think we would like the results.

Keep posting those good poems, Larry D

hope6970
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(6/27/01 9:50:19 pm)
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Outstanding Dreamcatcher!

Between you, nighthawk, John Wilborn and all the others on here that write, you have a lot to offer the board and I hope that none of you stop. Heck, with all you guys writing you could make this board really famous someday. (as if we are not already) lol
 
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