On to Afghanistan

November 17, 2010
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I sit in the suburbs,
In my house,
Uncertain and afraid,
Watching the news.
“A few people just died,”
Says the pretty newscaster.

Isn’t that why they went to war?
I asked myself.
No, I replied.
They went so that
All of us here at home
May see a better tomorrow.

Then the old newsman said,
“We’ve won the war in Iraq!
Our troops are coming home!”
“Yeah right,” I said, “on to Afghanistan.”
A general appeared on the TV.
“That’s right,” he said to the newsman.

“Yeah right,” I said, “on to Afghanistan.”

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