i think if george washington could be here
he'd wonder how such a good idea could have been ruined
and wondered how his 42nd successor could have been so foolish.
i think if the man who invented censoring could be here
he'd be proud of how much blotting out TFK did for us when they wrote the article on Iraq
and wondered why we're still considered kids at this age in school.
i think if our ancestors were watching
they'd shake their heads and say,
"I raised my children to be smart and strong, but the devil turned them off the path of righteousness."
i think the devil doesn't wear red tights and horns but
a black suit, a diamond-patterned tie and nice new leather shoes
that someone slaving away for two cents an hour made.
but i'm too tired to think straight right now so I'll just think
the way the army does.