Posts Tagged ‘War’

From me to You

April 9, 2016
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By Dahni

© 2016, all rights reserved

Dedicated to: Every member of the Armed Services, your family and loved ones; to all those I know and those I do not (PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHO YOU ARE), and to all those that have already given— “their last ounce of devotion..”- Abraham Lincoln – ‘Gettysburg Address’

From me to YOU!

From me to YOU…

 

Nothing particular or some special day
Or noble, eloquent words ringing true
Just some thanks I hope, find their way
Coming from me to you

Yawp (loud harsh cry with every fiber of a being)

   To keep me free, you laid all down
   And died outside or still, inside
   To the memories that seek to drown
   To memories that always hide

   Memories that find their mark
   Haunting so, you always see
   Alone by day and in the dark
   That will NOT— make you free

Many chose to wear this cloth
Many forced against their will
To eat this porridge and drink this broth
But each the same purposed will

Many left, but they went with them still
And were with them there or here
Each of equal courage and strength of will
Succumbing to or surviving fear

Those that loved you or love you still
Equally served or serve
Shared or sharing, in all you spilt or spill
With equal vim and verve

For not just one, for me, but many
For freedom gained and given
All wore the cloth as any
And purchased what was forfeited, for the liven’

Yawp (loud harsh cry with every fiber of a being)

   To keep me free, you laid all down
   And died outside or still, inside
   To the memories that seek to drown
   To memories that always hide

   Memories that find their mark
   Haunting so, you always see
   Alone by day and in the dark
   That will NOT— make you free

And returning or if not
To tender loving thanks or despised
Each there or here, the same they’ve got
The reason for all, neither hidden— nor disguised

There is no difference among those that left
Or to those that were left behind
Returning or not, there is no theft
For all the same purpose— of heart, soul and mind

Formed to order, molded to honor, made to protect in all you         deploy
You’ve done and do your duty, from sea to shining sea
And memory, your captor, to seek you and destroy
Memory your captor that will NOT YET make you free

You are singular and you are plural
Not for only me your gift
All encompassing purpose— neural
Uncompromising, neither shifting nor to drift

Yawp (loud harsh cry with every fiber of a being)

   To keep me free, you laid all down
   And died outside or still, inside
   To the memories that seek to drown
   To memories that always hide

   Memories that find their mark
   Haunting so, you always see
   Alone by day and in the dark
   That will NOT— make you free

You died or daily die that I still— live free
What daily thanks could I ever offer enough, while I live free             and you died or daily die
What could I ever do, for You— from me?
For I live free and you died or daily do, in memory shed, you cry

My humble, daily thanks— falls and fails, even should, I never          forget
Your memory destroying or is your captor— even still
For freedom for me, but for you, it finds You— NOT YET
Dead or dying— remains your strength of will

Yawp (loud harsh cry with every fiber of a being)

   To keep me free, you laid all down
   And died outside or still, inside
   To the memories that seek to drown
   To memories that always hide

   Memories that find their mark
   Haunting so, you always see
   Alone by day and in the dark
   That will NOT— make you free

It’s not in me to give freedom or life that You may freely live
There must be a greater power, so for you, to Him— my humble       prayer
For you, what is Only in— His power to give
That He would make you free and all that is life — in you to                share

And so this ends, with only the best that I can do
I live FREE, from the rising to rising; from the set to setting sun
All my thanks from me to you
For YOU KNOW, that freedom, ever reminding is—

NOT YET done!

From me to YOU i will!

…From me to YOU i will!!!

 

from the collection: Sing in the Key of Me
by the same author © 2015, all rights reserved

Note: This poem is a response to and was inspired by, the song ‘I see the Rain,’ written over 40 years ago, by Jim Moore, the father of Aleisha Moore (Pink). see: https://youtu.be/WMd36UaTcQs

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Call Em’ What They Are

February 18, 2015

by Dahni

© 2015, all rights reserved

CallEmWhatTheyAre

“We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs, whether …” 

“We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance.” “We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”

State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf

 

“These people?” What people? Following these words back to the nearest antecedent (a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another. noun) would be “people that join these groups.” What groups? Following these words back to the nearest antecedent (a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another. noun) would be the “Islamic State.” 

So not only does she recognize the Islamic State (which other Muslim or Islamic countries do NOT, we should help countries find jobs for “these people,” these evil murdering terrorists?

But the justice Department has another idea.

“Whenever you’re getting criticized by both sides, it probably means you’re probably getting it right. We spend more time, more time talking about what you call it, as opposed to what do you do about it, you know? I mean really.” 

“Radical Islam, Islamic extremism; I’m not sure an awful lot is gained by saying that. It doesn’t have any impact on our military posture; it doesn’t have any impact on what we call it, on the policies that we put in place. What we have to do is defined not by the terms that we use, but by the facts on the ground. So I don’t worry an awful lot about what the appropriate terminology ought to be.”

 Attorney General, Eric Holder

 

So basically, these are not evil people, they are just misunderstood. They need jobs and hugs and their own sovereign state (the whole world)?

This is not about religion? Then why are so many other Muslim or Islamic countries attacking them, if not for the evil they do and the corruption brought to their religion?

Name one single war that was ever ended by giving the enemy jobs and hugs. Or did they just surrender when they had enough force brought against them for their own actions?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t those that that signed the Declaration of Independence pledge their lives, their fortunes and sacred honor, for the unalienable rights such as: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? I don’t think they gave up until the King decided he had, had enough!

WE need to, RESET_but!

 

1 of WE the People,

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