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In Response to Re: Oil spill shows drilling is not the answer by ZenShadow
No 1, my friend... our standard of living is already in decline.. How can people maintain with worries about loosing a home, loss of jobs, insecurity over the healthcare and social security in the future.. Tell me where this magic globe is that fortells anything positive..What in some politicians words?? talk is cheap. and promises?? promise the world deliver 0.. old story new players. I feel badly those who have died and been maimed to support this way of life that is rapidly declining.
and with this i will post a Veterans Memorial for Memorial Day, (oh btw, our president wont be in Arilington Nat.cemetery he will be in Chicago) more important stuff i guess like maybe doing some campaigning while there.
We were young, living on the edge of manhood.
Unaware and Unafraid
Unaware we were the pawns in a game of world struggles
Unafraid of the Unknown.
It was 9 years ago,
my mother was crying, my father was redfaced and angry
On the TV, two tall buildings were burning and smoke rising around them.
People were running, standing in the street staring, sitting on the curb, crying
Was this a new TV movie ?
Or had something bad and horrible really happened ?
3 years ago I actually understood .
I was filled with a rising anger,
This is my home, my family and friends, my country,
What of ...my dreams, my hopes of college, a job and
somr day a family of my own.
Now delusions, dreams on hold.
December 7, 1941 - 68 years ago Next day
It was a cold morning, after breakfast everyone sat around the radio
A sudden silence filled the room It was the voice of our President-
" December 7, 1941 a day that will live in infamy.."
We listened to the speech War?
How did this happen?
The following day, got up and grabbed a piece of toast and my keys,
Walked to the corner busline.
Downtown the lines surrounded the Recruiting station
But, I waited that day, and went home in the U.S. Army.
We were young, but manhood had arrived,
Suddenly, Sadly and Surely with a swift awakening
Yesterday we were boys, living home, waiting to go off to school,
to work or to just follow our dreams
We stood up, as men, to journey to foreign lands, to fight, to kill,
To return home tired or injured,
Or to lie with those who fought other years, other times,
Only memories will remain.