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Men and Women Die
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Men and Women Die


Whoever the president

Wherever the battles

Military placed in combat

Men and women die

To what purpose

For what plan

Whose freedom is protected

Whose cause advanced

Whoever the president

Whatever his political stance


Men and Women Die(c)2009  Quentin Clingerman

Note:  The present USA administration made much ado about Iraq and how our military should not be there!  Yet it has kept troops and added more (and maybe not nearly enough) in a much larger war zone with a much less accepting populace and a more determinded foe!   Are we any more secure?  Are our troops any better off?  Will there be the will to "stay the course"?  Or like Vietnam will after losing thousands of military we will "cut and run"?

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Submitted: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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