Stan Petrovich

Rookie - 208 Points (10/27/1950 / Fort Riley, KS)

Red-Hook Talisman - Poem by Stan Petrovich

'Either you are on our side,
Or you are our enemy.'
Fire can fall from the sky,
And death shall be plentiful.
There are machines.
There are machines with magic eyes;
They curl and coil
And whip up a striking angle,
A desperate death to you all;
Summery death before the Fall.

This joker thought the Marines
Should not defend the right for our kids
To puncture themselves,
With studs and metal clips (or whatever they do) ,
You would rather they wear fatigues? I asked.
What's wrong with that, the fool questioned.
He is military might,
Blind of sight,
Parading as a poet;
Look him up and soundly ignore him.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 29, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 30, 2011

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