Treasure Island

Luke Easter

(Cleveland, Ohio)

I’ve Got Your 6 (LOLOLOL) v. Operation Red Dragonfly

I've seen the, “I’ve Got Your 6” commercials & I have to laugh,
Military sexual assault victims are afraid of superior’s wrath,
When over 25,000 per year victims report this type of crime,
It is a single digit % their assailants will do little if any time.

What about, “Pay Day Loan” companies who fleece via greed,
Military families needing assistance while spouses are overseas?
Then there are those mortgage brokers who hurriedly foreclose,
When the U.S. Government has told them time and again, “No! ”

And yet, Salem-News Editor In Chief, Tim King has to ride,
The entire continental 48 states because Uncle Sam will hide,
Information regarding toxic waste stored on military grounds,
U.S. Government’s responsibility for sicknesses going around.

However, close to 100% of Veterans health claims are denied,
So if, “I’ve Got Your 6” works then arises the question, why? ”
Same for PTSD battle fatigued claimant’s doctors will dismiss,
Even where there’s crystal clear evidence trauma readily exists.

These incidents aren’t theory but fact in other words truth not lies,
A reason for, “Awareness Missions” by Operation Red Dragonfly,
How many military bases were knowingly filled with toxic waste?
With all the evidence, why is the Military still trying to save face?

What about LaVena Johnson, Morganne McBeth & Amy Tirador?
Just a few of the tens of thousands you have never heard before,
I get it, “6” means the number of feet buried, covered with dirt,
Well, one good thing about being deceased, it will no longer hurt.

A motorcycle ride across the U.S. called, “Operation Red Dragonfly, ”
It takes a seasoned veteran to assail the lonely trek and find out why,
Long after covered-up deplorable conditions surfaced at Walter Reed,
Hospital just a couple miles from the White House, yet there’s a need.

A need for honesty from our government to attack problems head on,
When soldiers are rushed into battle, treatment shouldn’t take so long,
As fast as outdated weapons & technology are shipped to battle lines,
Attacking problems should be more prevalent than enemy left behind.

I’ve Got Your 6 commercials are nothing more than Operation Dr. Spin,
It’s an attempt to put a lid on inadequate care before Americans begin,
To realize the plight that most enlisted personnel will face, but when?
To the U.S. Government soldiers are simply throwaway cheap hit men.

Highly recognized celebrities versus a one man traveling show,
Is it possible these mega-stars the truth they really don’t know?
Or has the dollar amount clouded their reception hiding the fact?
U.S. Government is lying when they say, “I’ve Got Your Back? ”

Veterans Vic Pittman, Jon Daggett, Jamal Belica have added a lick,
Why use movie & TV celebrates in their spots for, I’ve Got Your 6?
Simply a smoke screen because if the program was actually for real,
U.S. Government would not go that route to make it such a big deal.

Maybe Uncle Sam is getting into the comedy business, they are funny,
Every year they loose billions of dollars but it’s only taxpayer’s money,
Our current president is more openly concerned with the rights of gays,
And thinking like General MacArthur today’s soldiers will just fade away.

Submitted: Monday, August 12, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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