Another Bloody War?

Another Bloody War?

A Poem by Will

His fingers tap on the table,
as fear and anxiety mix.
As politicians wheel and deal,
and play with their tricky dicks.

He checks his phone nearly every minute,
CNN, BBC and FOX.
I hope these bloody bureaucrats
can think outside the box.

We need a solid solution,
anything but boots on the ground.
If that's what we do, good lord forbid,
my friend is war zone bound.

What ever happened to Monroe doctrine?
Just leave them the f**k alone!
We've fucked the Middle East enough,
no need for more war zones.

© 2013 Will



Author's Note

Will
My friend, an active duty Marine, is always checking his phone to see whether or not he's going to war. This one's for him, whether or not he ever reads it.

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Obama isn't likely to comit ground forces to the Syrian conflict. It would be far to unpopular with the American people and congress would never approve such a measure. What one thinks of Obama's policies aside he is bynature a cautious man. Bush was a shoot from the hip kind of gguy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Will

4 Years Ago

Good point.
Well said, Will - I can't imaging what it must be like for your friend and many like him. I am praying that the right decisions are made...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Will

4 Years Ago

Me too, Rita. Thanks
Amen a thousand times over. Your last stanza particularly should be posted on the walls of Congress, the White House, and every office in Washington as a constant reminder to stop poking our noses (and risking the lives of our troops) all over the world. If your entire generation feels this way, then there may be hope for the future. Well done. Richard

Posted 4 Years Ago


Will

4 Years Ago

The last time a whole generation felt this way about a war (Vietnam), veterans were treated like gar.. read more

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Added on August 31, 2013
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Tags: fear, war, Syria, news, BBC, CNN, FOX

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Well now that I have the patience, I'll actually write something here. I'm Will, and I'm 16 years old going on 17 , born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I write what appeals to me. I just love writ.. more..

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