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Patriotism

By Dave Connolly

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for Paul D. Wright, USMC, Operation Desert Storm
and Eric Larsen, USMC, who resisted

Let's make no mistake here
about where I'm coming from
or have been.

To stand, with a gun in your hand
and face your opposite number,
to do the bidding of your country,
is surely one
of the most heroic acts
a man or woman
might perform in life.

To refuse to do that,
against all odds,
if it is clearly wrong,
is no less so.

 

Dave Connolly


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