Let us now forget feelgood patrîotism fostered by fireworks of the fourth-bolstered by CNN video clips of soldiers returning to their familes, soldiers standing straight and tall in camoflage uniforms-clips which implicitly glorîfy war and let us who never served to hear celebratory explosions as glorious cannon fire.
Why didn't CNN show men in wheelchairs paralyzed & never to rîse & walk again?
Why not show those who lost limbs & now live w/ courage and prostheses?
Why not show the graves of those who chose not to
live w/ depression & burdens war brings?
Let's now reserve July 5 to say a prayer for those broken for our wars, for those never to see their families again.