Thursday, October 26, 2006

Coming Home

It won’t be long now.
The boys are coming back.
You can see the senators
squirming. The word is out.
There’s no place to hide.
Opinions polls begin to slide.

They’ll never admit
that they were wrong,
they were just on a different sheet,
but it was the right patriotic song.
Getting ready for a fall back position.
Sneak the retreat into a late night edition.
Yes, it was mission impossible,
but we fought the good fight
and God’s still on our side,
so that must make it right.

It might take a while
to untangle the mess.
There’s elections to win,
a presidential address
to write, one that avoids long words,
linguistic booby traps,
historical or geographical mishaps,
truth.

It won’t be long now.
They’re waiting.
They’re sweating it out
with RPGs still concentrated
straight on the half track.
The boys are coming back.

2 comments:

  1. It is always compelling when I see this photo...sadness that cannot be explained...because there is no explanation.

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  2. So very true. The ones who push for war are not the ones who fight and die in war. Here we are in the 21st century and humanity has yet to learn that wars do not acheive anything.

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