Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy July 5

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.

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