This is Not a Holiday Tree

This is a Christmas tree.
It is not a Hanukkah bush,
it is not an Allah plant,
it is not a Holiday hedge.
It is a Christmas tree.

 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE STATUS QUO

We lost forty two in just ten days

With countless loved ones and friends

Who will mourn instead of celebrate

Past, when this Christmas Season ends.

 

That’s one hundred twenty-six per month

More than fifteen hundred for a year

If this trend continues or gets worse

It’s something, all of us should fear.

 

That’s not counting all those wounded

Plus all the billions we will spend

While we shake our heads and ask,

“Will this madness never end?”

 

If you don’t have a loved one fighting

It’s easier to just follow along

And even if you have one over there

It’s hard to say, “This War is wrong!”

 

Some will say it’s un-American

If you don’t want some more to die

Or say you don’t support our Troops

If you should dare to question, “WHY!”

 

Some say we’ll lose our credibility

If we should choose to, “Cut and run.”

As if they trust and like us over there

We’ll just make it worse before we’re done.

 

To date, almost three thousand killed

Twenty two thousand with the wounds of War

And countless more scarred in their minds

And we’ll sacrifice, how many more?

 

Fifty thousand, more or less

Of the Iraqi civilians dead

And are they worse or better off

Where would they be, in its stead?

 

Three hundred fifty billion spent

For the so-called freedom in a land

Where killing those who disagree

Is all, most those people understand.

 

Although it’s not very likely

We will ever be without War

Because of the almighty dollar

For that’s what most Wars are really for.

 

All we can do is hope and pray

As our history runs its course

But there is much more we COULD do

To have Peace, each of us is the source.

 

Most all of us will do nothing

And go with the old status quo

And unless we try to change things

We will surely never, ever know.

 

So, this Christmas Season send a wish

To each and every Hero over there

That next year at Christmas time

They’ll be back home with those who care.

Del “Abe” Jones
12.11.2006

A lot of my work I haven't gotten on my own pages yet can be seen at http://iwvpa.net/jonesd/index.php  This is a site that has some great works other than mine and is maintained by a great Aussie, Tony Pahl.  http://mywebpage.netscape.com/delabejones/page1.html   (9/11 Memoriam) updated 5-18-04
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/delabejones/instant/memorial.html (more poetry)
  My  e-book, "THE WORLD, WAR, FREEDOM, AND MORE" available for FREE in .zip or .exe format.  Just ask for it.
"MANKIND’S GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS NOT THE REVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IT IS THE EVOLUTION OF CREATIVITY " copyright Del "Abe" Jones 1984

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