Monday, May 27, 2013

Ghosts of War

a ribbon of red flows though the streams and the wheat fields
and covers the graves of the soldiers who have died for the ghosts of war

and if you sell hate, I'll sell hope
for the strange fruit of fear swings at the end of a rope...shadows of the ghosts of war

and I will not fight unless I'm cut first
then you will see all of my blood-thirst....blood of the ghosts of war

this is Memorial Day..a day to remember all the heroes who fought, bled and died in wars to keep us keep you little brats free to drink beer and be slackers at the beach....Deep Magazine, a publication of the Coastal View folks, is sponsoring a Beer Festival at Linden field in August I may have to crash that little party...thump some drunk surfer dudes.....glorifying booze is so don't need beer to have fun, or wine, or Tequila, or Vodka...hey a Vodka that sounds like fun!

freedom comes with a great responsibility....arms open wide

now I ride around, biking on a lovely Sunday and see some families with kids...some tents pitched on the grass..or having fun on Sunday at the beach..

I reflect on Memorial Day..and this freedom I've got

do I have blood on my hands? I see the News-Press has tons of stories about the military, the war heroes,  Ronald Reagan and his warship, the USS Ronald Reagan..did Reagan serve in the military?

Ronald Wilson Reagan enrolled in a series of home-study Army Extension Courses on 18 March 1935. After completing 14 of the courses, he enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve on 29 April 1937, as a Private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa. He was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the Cavalry on 25 May 1937. On June 18 of that year Reagan, who had just moved to Los Angeles to begin his film career, accepted his Officer’s Commission and was assigned to the 323rd Cavalry.

Lieutenant Reagan was ordered to active duty on 19 April 1942. Due to eyesight difficulties, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.

oh so Reagan had some eyesight issues like Bernie Taupin!

freedom...who will fight for it??

did anyone at the News-Press serve? was Nipper a draft dodger? or maybe he can't see either

maybe it's time we all opened our eyes...

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