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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hot Tin Roof

Here's another military poem I wrote.

Hot Tin Roof
“I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?”
-Tennessee Williams

From tin huts just under twice the
Size of a 19th century outhouse,
Abdali peasants rise with the sun.
Skylights are rusted into the roofs of
Their beach homes; oven vents for 145-
Degree-days. Sheep companion those
Fortunate enough to keep one alive.
Earning less than pocket change by
Kuwaiti standards, they work like
Mexican day laborers in America
Farming coffin sized plots to sustain
Their families. They see no prophet
In oil. Kuwaiti citizens make up the jobless
Wealthy impersonating Persian emperors and
Empresses; while Tectovs stranded
Beyond a civilization they’re refused,
Bombard us with outstretched
Arms as we convoy across the dunes.
M.R.E? Cold water?
Their gaunt faces, and tattered clothes
Remind us of why we are there.
We surrender the supplies we can spare.


  1. Awesome. You must be a super hero! Cool blog.

  2. Hey. I'm glad you figured it out! Thank you for the e-mail. It means a lot.

  3. Karie- No problem! Its because of guys like him that we can sit here and do things like this :)
    thanx for joining!

  4. wicked awesome! you wrote that yourself?

  5. hey Thanx a lot Mr. C. Yes, I wrote that. If I ever post something that isn't my writing it will be plastered with credit to the author. I'm glad you like it.


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