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February 01, 2003

Tramping out the Vintage Number

Tramping out the Vintage

Number Three in the Pro-War Poem Posse is from Hraka regular and local N.C. mouthpiece, Steve, of Cromagnon.


When Iraq Fell

Saddam first felt the wrath of the world
When during Desert Storm we hurled
Death in every way, shape and form
Towards his army to cause them harm.

After this war the world did say,
It's time, Saddam, to mend your ways.
But little did the world know
He had no intention of doing so.

So here we stood in 2003
Wondering how this came to be.
Saddam still sits in the seat of power
Growing in strength and guile by the hour.

Thumbing his nose at the U.S. of A.
Getting bolder and louder with each passing day.
Our President says "This man must go!"
But the EU is not willing to help us do so.

So one fine spring day, when no one expected,
U.S. troops came to Iraq and basically wrecked it.
Saddam was treated like he treated his people,
Gassed, shot and hung from a steeple.

The U.S. did not ask permission to do this,
And the UN and EU were extremely pissed.
Did our President waver? Not in speech or in text.
He just calmly looked out and asked quietly, "Next?"


Number Four comes from On the Third Hand, who wrote it after September 11th

Belated Reaction

Someday will my people see
We did not stand alone?
Mourning dust that used to be
Our flesh and blood and bone.

We did not stand alone.
They could have banned our every jet;
Our flesh and blood and bone.
Our neighbors chose to brave that threat.

They could have banned our every jet.
They gave to us a caring heart.
Our neighbors chose to brave that threat
When all our world had come apart.

They gave to us a caring heart
With candles and with flowers,
When all our world had come apart
In flames and fallen towers.

With candles and with flowers
The nations grieved those we all lost
In flames and fallen towers.
Wond'ring: could we stand the cost?

The nations grieved those we all lost.
We did not stand alone,
Wond'ring could we stand the cost
In flesh and blood and bone

We did not stand alone
Mourning dust that used to be
In flesh and blood and bone.
Someday will my people see?

Only 97 to go to beat the appeaser's anthology!
Zod: Don't hold your breath
Don't worry.

Posted by Bigwig at February 1, 2003 10:14 AM | TrackBack
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