Don't burn the flag. Wash it!
This is the new blog...CONFESSION ZERO
Rumsfeld Quits; Bush Taps Gates for PostWASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of defending his secretary of defense, President Bush on Wednesday announced Donald H. Rumsfeld's resignation within hours of the Democrats' triumph in congressional elections. Bush reached back to his father's administration to tap a former CIA director to run the Pentagon.The Iraq war was the central issue of Rumsfeld's nearly six-year tenure, and unhappiness with the war was a major element of voter dissatisfaction Tuesday - and the main impetus for his departure. Even some GOP lawmakers became critical of the war's management, and growing numbers of politicians were urging Bush to replace Rumsfeld.
TAKING UP SERPENTS
O! Your pungent veins refused to dream! They sent away the spiritand deceived the supple skin. Your serpent swims coldly pastin the daylight of our minds revealing such a grandiose silhouette;your murderous, clumsy tenure; goddamned metaphor of terror!Finished, yet not soon forgotten, your ragged breath’s gone cold.Barren and witless, you observe your own sightless prostration!Is this the reality, that you should come to this; such venomdisplayed in the rising tally of `no confidence’? What of truth?Have you left it, not to a free people, but to evaporated sins,to stepping down as mere warmonger bowed upon retirement?O! Sir! It shall not be so happy an account that you’ve laid down,Leaving so many in harms way, bloodied, writhing on the ground!You stand now at the alter of your own twisted, external reality;The fear ridden episodic drumbeating to aspirations of tyranny!You leave a bent and broken man with expressions of gloomOnly befitting one who claimed deaths makeshift throne!You’ve been bitten by the venomous truth swimming near you!It swam not in you, but outside of you as ill-fated liar’s baitWhich you did greedily consume with worthless deceptionSacrificing charitable patriots instead of yourself!March, sir! Stride past! Be done with it! You’ve wasted life!You’re a leper! A scud felled silent! The sacrificial lambLaid down in the midst of discord; oils fraudulent folly,And you shall not again this way come. Amen…Copyright © 2006 mrp / thepoetryman