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redeploy

the news man says rebels have once
again taken over parts of iraq
and all i can think of is

that blonde haired
blue eyed boy
they captured
in a convoy

the one they took video of
with guns to his head
then beheaded
before they burned his body
and strung it up in the street

that blonde haired
blue eyed boy who went to my high school
who died for a government’s lies
planting seeds of democracy

that blonde haired
blue eyed boy
who is the reason
the little community where i grew up
will never stop hanging up yellow ribbons

oh yes
mr. president
redeploy
as if we ever left
let’s make sure these wars are mistakes
that keep on giving

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