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Standing Rock

Standing on this rock all alone looking glass shattered can’t find home can’t escape sticks and stones thrown by a falling Rome names don’t hurt when Redskins flirt with victory the Missouri doesn’t flow to the sea it flows through … Continue reading

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Cover Cross

The years have flown by, the ink has long dried but I lost God somewhere in the sand this cross I still bear so my story I share and here on my own I now stand I am not bragging … Continue reading

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Nephew

Body bags, upside down flags and nametags “Hello, my name is Nephew…” I lost my mind fighting for the blue white, and red now, even I’m dead inside nowhere to run and I can’t hide the truth ignorance is ingrained … Continue reading

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The Heart Of Babylon

You say we fight for freedom even though you know its a lie our duffel bags are packed and we’re heading to Iraq and theres a good chance that we’re going to die. We took off from Atlanta touched down in Germany after three days in Kuwait … Continue reading

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House of Fraud

airplane rides and child brides and women dressed in black, the early morning call to prayer reminds me of Iraq Oil money buying bombs from dear friend uncle Sam own your wives, and beat your kids but dont eat any … Continue reading

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Break The Silence

My hands are red from blood thats shed my tongue was bitten another is dead   Betrayed with silence for too many years time now to break from all the fear   Slavery ended so too Jim Crow but we … Continue reading

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Daily Memories

so, it’s Memorial Day sales again and I remember when Cub Scout packs would take up the back of the parade and families would struggle to find shade along Main Street in late May with temperatures rising we shuffled our … Continue reading

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Perpetual

sea to shining see stars crash cars tattoo over scars colonize Mars shut down bars get home after the rooster crows drain a cup of Joe sun rising later and later tis the season after season we’ll make up reasons … Continue reading

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Revolution

We kiss the rings of queens and kings as jesters laugh and hangmen sing as peasants toil in the field and taxmen sieze nine-tenths their yield to give the king and queen more jewels… Please question not, these are the … Continue reading

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We’ll call em’ French Fries again

Cartoon drawings of profits splattered with blood draining from the wrists of artists pushing the limits tempting the reality of a world we’ve created since the crusades fought now by Muslim police officers dying in the streets to protect a country that sees no difference sees the same faces … Continue reading

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