Monday, May 30, 2011

Semper Fi Classroom Appearance

With a voice as sure as the sea; I speak ---- still; Today ---- with our remembrances of
things past
@ the battlefront
of brave language
we are called to Listen.
For some, there is no forgetting ----
that IED
thundered ----
surprised our formation.
There was no recovery; no defensive maneuver
to save our hands,
Basic training does not presume
to do anything more
than elevate tourniquet consciousness.
It becomes our task
to ask :
Has the mission *really* been accomplished when bodies have been reduced,
without Congress
assuring a guarantee; a bond of surety
for the wounded to return
without reliving the explosive truth of pre-mature

Presidential declarations :
Rehab doesn't make anyone more ready
for democracy.

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