Any meaning it may have had

Has been long packed away and is gone

What we are left with is never ending

With no more purpose left…

As if there ever was one

Madness may be the last one

That ever makes it home

It’s got it all and then some

Tears and rage ground into grief…

Shame and sorrow and pride

And who is to say it right

When all there is is wrong

“Thank you for your service” has a hollow ring

When now you know what you thought you fought for

Comes crashing to the ground

No one died for freedom

Nor to secure “The Homeland”

No one had his bell rung until the fracture ran soul deep

You only fought to survive

And come home

There was no beating the radical out of the evil Musselman

There is only pounding of it that much more in

And the generals and the politicians

And the billionaires that make the tanks

And the drones and the planes

And the trillions that go to the banks

They all say “Thank you for your service!”bugle_call

You served them well all along

Now you have your reward:

A fighting hole that has become

A living grave

 I will say this with all my heart:

Stay alive soldier

Let the empire commit suicide


Author: Edgardo

Born in Houston, Texas and moved to Raymondvile, Texas in 1969. Family bought a radio station and helped with the family business until it was sold in 1997. Since then started an agency and mostly writes about experiences in Deep South Texas. Writers of the Rio Grande founder, editor and contributing author.


One Response to In Memoriam (But Not Just Yet)

  1. Eugene "Gene" Novogrodsky says:

    …left me stunned, must be read and heard by many ….Sums up the endless foreign wars so so well ….

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