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Free Thoughts, Free Verse

The following two poems I've composed this evening after returning from a Candlelight Vigil in honor of the Thousands and Thousands of dead and wounded vets in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I'm now serving my 6th year in the military. And everyone calls me a hero at those vigils and how much they appreciate me. And every time I just come home and cry. And thank god for my fiance. I figured maybe writing would get me out of my funk and maybe motivate you guys, so here they are.
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"American Evolution is Coming"

For liberty should not escape you like the dreams of a man awakening.

For every conversation is leading to the same conversation, every decision is leading to the ultimate decision to declare liberty and self-ownership.

For every mind we awake, it is as if we have rewired a brain synapse and got it firing properly again.

For every person who recommits themselves to persuing a just and free America, instead of merely accepting oblivion, is like a new born child.

And all minds MUST BE honest and learned and responsible unto each other, but most importantly the selfless self.

For every vote will then become a vote for principle and every vote will be observed and felt like ripples in a wave.

For every thought has been cast into this great collective stream of ideas and egos and prayers and lies.

And let lies worry you not,
For ONLY truth can stand in the rain.
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"Winter Soldier"
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For I am standing guard,
under a House of Cards,
with the Beacon of Truth on top.
This proud Light was once Singing,
but is now only bringing
a Memory that is fading...
Yet I am still waiting,
for the Others to join me,
Because I KNOW
Freedom is not so
far gone or far away.

I too fought through the pain
when I broke from my Chains
and other invisible Boundaries
abound around me.
Now, l keep myself warm
and dry from the Rain...

Though my feet are hurting,
as I am discerning,
that most of my Brothers,
have accepted their fate
at the Hands and the Pens
that Cage them away.
Yet I keep my Vigil,
through abuses uncivil,
and hold my hands steady,
as I relearn to pray
for a System of Freedoms,
usurped by a Kingdom
of Animals, to my dismay.

And all around the White Castle,
there waged a Great Battle
between both Blind Sheep and Mute Cattle,
of various size.
There were Red ones, and Blue ones,
and Green ones amoung them,
but not a One could see the Divide.
That the Wedge that decieved them,
that was stealing their Income and Freedom,
was stabbing them from behind!
Too busy, the Watchmen were laughing,
and they barely noticed in passing,
as they were gleefully tasing and bashing,
that Justice was truly Blind.
So, the Poor Kids bled as they battled
with horrible, but Muted death rattles,
Voiced over and Censored
by cold money Media Machines
that wash Blood away
and make all the Wars clean.
And those Soldiers' young bodies were hidden
pictures of the Broken Dead were Forbidden
Yet proudly I have been giving
Voice to my lost Brothers,
holding onto their histories.

Though soon, I'll be set out and marching
to the Castle and bravely charging,
I don't wish to fight all alone.
This House of Cards is my home,
the only thing I can own,
until other Free people arrive
with their open hearts and solid backbones.

And even though my gun's at my side
I'm just wishing for a mind
that can help me shoulder the time,
as I stand here waiting,
and praying,
for the other Patriots
to fall in line.

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Bump for the war drums on

Bump for the war drums on the horizon.

First they came...

First they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Muslim.

Then they came for the Truthers, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Truther.

Then they came for the Non-Believers, and I didn’t speak up,
because I was a Believer.

Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

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"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

Bookmarked.

Walden, you are indeed gifted. I am humbled. Thank you.

Thank you for posting these

I would love to hear a whole lot more from active duty soldiers who make themselves known.

I wonder what happens when you say you support Ron Paul.
How many understnad what he stands for?
How are we really received in Iraq in each soldiers opinion.
How do most soldiers feel about our being in 130 countries.
How do they feel about 911.
What do they think about the report that bin Laden is dead.
What do they think about how our country is being run by corporatists above our government.
Is the military reflective of our society, leaning towards socialism.
Does the military like the US using our military might for globalism.
Are the majority of soldiers serving under duress.
Are they still proud of America?

Just wanted to let you know

Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you pouring your heart and soul out, so to speak. I used to write as well, although I haven't written anything recently. Very interesting and complex, love it!!
By the way, I don't know if you are familiar with Jack Mclamb, but you sound like someone who should be. He is a retired police officer from Arizona, he spoke at the April 15th rally. He was truly awesome. He runs an organization call Police and Military against New World Order. He's all about teaching military and soldiers about abiding by the constitution. He made a remark at the rally that really made me think. He said if tyranny comes to America it will be wearing a uniform. How true this is. If we educate the police and our soldiers about the constitution we will have nothing to fear, for nothing can be done without them. So, please if you have time check him out. I know he also has a newsletter, and a lot of good articles.
Again thanks for posting these poems, they are beautifully written.

Truly beautiful.

Yes, get me some kleenex. One can't read that without feeling some strong emotions.

May we all seek the truth, and interpret it so powerfully.

YOUR METRE QUICKENS THE PACE

Thank you again for transforming your Mourning into our Morning.

Instead of going quietly into that goodnight you stir us to awaken “ like a new born child “.

I was reminded of another series of posts fraught with the double entendre language of our souls.

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/45737

In this connection, I ran across a book, which appears to come from our friends on the left end of the political spectrum, the title of which could not be more apros po: The Quickening of America : Rebuilding Our Nation, Remaking Our Lives. This review, by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, caught my attention, proving there is room for all of us in this coalition Movement : “ It reaffirms that personal and social change are intertwined; that each of us counts; that our lives do make a difference; and that, through involvement and by developing our skills,
we can make an even greater difference.” http://www.amazon.com/Quickening-America-Rebuilding-Nation-R...

VIVA LA 'EVOLUTION

I'm continually amazed at the talent we have...

very expressive- it was an inspiration

Libera me, let the truth break, what my fears make--Leslie Phillips

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Bump That!

Excellent writing. You do a great job of helping me visualize what you are truly thinking and seeing.

Please write more poems

I think you have a great gift of explaining what we all feel in poetry. Mate, write some more. You should pick topics about this whole election fiasco and the problems facing the U.S. and World, because, again, I really think you get across the message real well.
So thanks, hopefully I can share this an motivate some more people, as you say.

Agreed! I would love to read more!

Libera me, let the truth break, what my fears make--Leslie Phillips

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15