Six Varied Dedications to Lt. Col. Oliver North

I.
Tarawa,
Well: no. Revolutionaries
Support fellow
Revolutionaries it runs in
The Mind of the People
But the Shackles of family-
Run Terror-Reigns
And Deserts contain the
Ancient blood: kindred
Imagining
Pawns

II.
Anything can
Influence arguments. For
Me, at least it
Is the ability to foster
Opinions (thank the Lord for them)
Even after
The World of Public Views
Leaves only the Dust of it, and you
Still sift thru' the
Stars. The stars you had. Not metaphysical
In any sense, see them! Gleaming on your
Sleeve. They are
The strongest of opinions.
I have never been
Importantly
Hurt

III.
~ Crisis! ~
Ah--lovely

IV.
Here in my Western Home here
In my unimportant hurtings
While the Revolutionaries fall,
Seething into the ravines
Of political thought: the chasm
That claims those not only of Weak Opinions.
Once Noble:
Iran!
1980--Iran, but no…
Well, he
Makes the
Impression

V.
Okinawa. Midway. Iwo.
Newscasting argumentative and
Tarawa
~ On Sunday ~
anything
will
spark
it
off.
How lovely! When in uniform
When respected despite. I do!
Respect.

VI.
Nothing means more than looking Forward,
Only realizing. Contra-Rebels,
Rear-Guard who lies?
Truth in Uniform. Stars fallen and clattered among the Views…
How each direction points in the Opposite Way.