Cowboy Mentality

Our cowboy mentality
runs  ripshod over good sense
root’em and shoot them
and debate it later in past tense.

We love our guns, our right to bear them,
but not responsibility or mortality
and certainly we don’t want to hear
of upset stability or equilibrium.

Ragged little boys playing at war
with weapons of steel–or straw–
all the same effect when in a draw,
bash ’em and smash them and more.

We hate them because they hate us,
and if they hit us we will hit them.
On second thought, let’s do it first…
no sense in waiting to talk it over
to decide if such action’s for better or worse.

At the debate, were we paying attention?
Did I hear the “D” word? As in: “bring back the draft?”
Only  whispers…which brought on a shudder…
a hint of the horrors contained in discussion.

My own sons are old, grandsons too…
but there are younger possible future soldiers.
Remote, you say?  Unlikely?  Plenty of time?
Doubters can see the writ on the wall of the BMV.

©Sometimes,2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Cowboy Mentality

  1. Did anyone beside the people who ask the questions indicate there would be a draft? I thought that was just a “catch ’em if you can” opportunity. Who was in favor of the draft? In fact, who was in favor of war except as a last resort? And . . . I guess I am, as a last resort. For sure there are a lot of women and children being murdered now. Of course, I don’t really know that either, do I? Just hearsay. But the flight of refugees sure make it seem so. How many of those do you suppose we could each take into our homes? I’d rather build them a house in their country and put some security around them. I think. But then I am rather ignorant of such matters. My, my, there are so many things I don’t know. Hey, if you have read this far you might have guessed my assignment today from Commenting Bootcamp was to disagree without be disagreeable. Did I succeed? Or did I lose a pack of blogging friends! Thanks for letting me talk back.

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    1. that discussion was in the first debate of the night…among the FOUR “also runnings”
      I like Lindsay Graham (sort of) and it was he and one of the others…they were talking about how our military is limited in numbers, being all volunteer, and the Graham was asked about supporting a return to the draft. I think he’s chairman of that committee
      I was expecting the subject to come up in the main debate–but not even a hint. That would be a free-for-all. 🙂
      It is note-worthy I think that very few of our congress have ever served in the military, and I was very interested in the discussion–limited as it was! I can’t think now who were the other three of that debate.

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