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In Twelve Years of War: AKA the Commander in Gauche.

  In the first year of war My Commander gave to me  A high
definition victory
  In the second year of war My Commander gave to me
   Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the third year of war My Commander gave to me
   Three budget cuts
   Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the fourth year of war My Commander gave to me
   Four bucks a gallon
   Three budget cuts
   Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the fifth year of war My Commander gave to me
    Five Photo ops.
   Four bucks a gallon
   Three budget cuts
   Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the sixth year of war My Commander gave to me  Six spangled sound
bites
     Five Photo ops.
   Four bucks a gallon
     Three budget cuts
   Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the seventh year of war My Commander gave to me
  Seven shackles shaking  Six spangled sound bites
     Five Photo ops.
  Four bucks a gallon
   Three budget cuts
  Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the eighth year of war My Commander gave to me
  Eight no-bid contracts
  Seven shackles shaking  Six spangled sound bites
       Five Photo ops.
   Four bucks a gallon
    Three budget cuts
   Two thousand flags
          And  A high definition victory
 In the ninth year of war My Commander gave to me  Nine bodies booming
Eight no-bid contracts  Seven shackles shaking  Six spangled sound bites
      Five Photo ops.  Four bucks a gallon
  Three budget cuts  Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the tenth year of war My Commander gave to me
   Ten new divisions
  Nine bodies booming
  Eight no-bid contracts
  Seven shackles shaking  Six spangled sound bites
     Five Photo ops.
  Four bucks a gallon
   Three budget cuts
  Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory
 In the eleventh year of war My Commander gave to me
  Elev-enth hour logic
    Ten new divisions  Nine bodies booming  Eight no-bid contracts
Seven shackles shaking Six spangled sound bites
    Five Photo ops.  Four bucks a gallon
  Three budget cuts Two thousand flags
         And A high definition victory
 In the twelfth year of war My Commander gave to me Twelve hummers
humming
  Elev-enth hour logic
   Ten new divisions
  Nine bodies booming
  Eight no-bid contracts
  Seven shackles shaking  Six spangled sound bites
   Five Photo ops.  Four bucks a gallon
  Three budget cuts  Two thousand flags
         And  A high definition victory 
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Author:Machado, Bruce Martin
Publication:Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire
Article Type:Poem
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2008
Words:433
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