There was early morning stillness
the leaves stirring
ever so slightly
in a passing breeze.
It never gets less poignant.
It never makes more sense;
we send our children off to fight
I needed to remember the enormity of the freedoms we have in this country;
that even the privilege of being disgusted by politicians
with puffed up hair and egos to match
is the direct result of the sacrifice others have made;
made so we can live under a system of government
where differences of opinions can exist
and are expressed...
Of course there's a shadow side.
there always is.
no system of government,
no way of life
Christian, Atheist ...
and, as much as we're each unique,
can you tell who was what?
I'm amazed at how complicated we try to make everything in between.