Invisible Price - A Poem About My Job

eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
edited September 2010 in Poetry, Prose, Music & Art
Invisible Price

American heroes
Hidden from view
Shuffle the halls
Of this home
And countless others
Like living dead
On instinctual patrol

Spent ammunition
From wars nobody won
Shells of shiny soldiers
Once rolled off
Proud assembly lines
Only to be shipped off
And stripped of their stars
Stripes and souls
In some frosty
Forgotten desert
Once on the lips
Of patriots everywhere

Where are they now
The delirious fans
And fireworks
So eager to watch
The spilling of red
White and blue
Over our enemies

Are they
Piecing together
Paraplegic puzzles
In the activity room
Or sharing
A Saint Bernard
With those who lost
All human connection

Did they drop the sword
Or just move on
To spearheading the next
Red alert
Without gaging
The shunned reality
Of their last parade
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Comments

  • mysticweedmysticweed Posts: 3,669
    this is so damn good
    and so fucking true
    which makes it so damn sad
    fuck 'em if they can't take a joke

    "what a long, strange trip it's been"
  • the wolfthe wolf Posts: 7,021
    FUCKING good !!

    Outstanding.
    Peace, Love.


    "To question your government is not unpatriotic --
    to not question your government is unpatriotic."
    -- Sen. Chuck Hagel
  • eyedclaar wrote:
    Invisible Price

    Where are they now
    The delirious fans
    And fireworks
    So eager to watch
    The spilling of red
    White and blue
    Over our enemies


    strong words... strong poem
  • mikalinamikalina Posts: 7,206
    Very good, thank you for sharing...
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