Monday, March 24, 2008

Certainty 4,000

Now just entering
the sixth year of Bush’s War
today they say it’s a milestone
4,000 dead fighting this fight
so let’s erect granite milestones across
the country one for every life lost
every mile from coast to coast.

There are those who doubted this war
from the beginning
and those who had a change of heart
years on
but one man was settled and certain
before shock and awe
confident determined and sure—
his mission accomplished years ago
with that fateful decision.

And the men and women go on fighting.
More milestones ahead
a certainty.