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Bones Don't Talk

Marsha Burks Megehee

 

bones don't talk, but if they could
they'd tell an awful tale.
forgotten soldiers with no names
SWORN promises that failed.
 
they'd tell of men forgotten
staunch enemies' dark lies
the ones who were not broken
Eighteen hundred and forty-six lives!
 
THEY'D TELL OF YEARS OF SORROW
BENEATH SAD CAPTIVE'S SKIES
EACH PERSONAL WAR ON TERROR
THEIR GOVERNMENT DENIES!
 
THEY'D TELL OF CORPORATE TRAITORS
WHO SOLD THEM FOR A SONG
THE ONE THEIR MONEY SIRENS SANG-
THE KISS OF THE VIET CONG!
 
THEY'S SING OF EMPTY YEARS GONE BY
AND CHILDREN MIDDLE-AGED
SO MANY FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS
SACRIFICED AND CAGED.
 
TRUE. BONES MAY BRING SOME CLOSURE
IF BONES CAN BE BELIEVED.
A NATION'S TRUST AND HONOR?
A PEOPLE LONG DECEIVED.
 
IF BONES COULD TALK THEY'D TELL US
OF NIGHTMARES GONE TOO LONG
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIX LIVES
SACRIFICED... BY A SIREN'S SONG!
 
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Marsha Burks Megehee
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