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Exsanguination

Rating: 4.2

America, my promised land,
I see you in a puddle
of blood, you do not understand,
your people sit and huddle.

You turn a blinded eye to all
no matter that they cry.
Another soldier takes the fall
a patriotic guy!

His mother gets an interview,
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Mahnaz Zardoust-Ahari 27 October 2005

My brother was there but he is back home...he was one of the first...It is a sad sad shame.

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Mary Nagy 27 October 2005

Very thoughtful poem Herbert. I feel so bad for anyone who has their son (or daughter) sent there. They must feel very torn between 'supporting their child's duty' and knowing we shouldn't be there. Nicely written. Sincerely, Mary

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***** ********* 27 October 2005

I agree wholeheartedly! 2000 todate...how many more boys must be killed. They should get out now. The reaper has endless fields to till. Good poem. Tai 9 from me.

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