Some of us were Prairie born,
To Fathers fighting far away,
To stop a 'madman' who said,
"Dissenters? sehen Sie,
"We'll get ya, persuade ya,
"One way, oder andere."
"Gotterdamerung!" without even the oft cit.
By neo-morons, reassuring comfort of
Supply-side, free market, "Timely Trains?"
Winter Rivers, were our Heart's Delight.
1939, Autumn 'til 1942, Spring,
Desperate North Atlantic Battles,
Life-lines to Britain, overseas, under seige.
The Hope for a Ghost of a Chance.
England, Canada, Commonwealth + Refugees.
Wehrmacht: Luftwaffe, Blitzkreig, WolfPacks,
Bismarck, Tirpitz, Fockkers, Waffen SS,
Later, Rommel's Desert Panzers+88s.
Front Line Ops. Groups?
Merchant Mariners, many Nations,
5-10 knots, through torpedo alley,
"The Gap" for an Old Navy.
SOME, Dunkirk Dingys, Sailboats, Fairmiles,
Coasters, MTBs, Sweepers, Corvettes,
ALL, RN+(R), RCN+(R), RAF+(R), RCAF+(R).
"Sina qua non." WSC.
(H. still pals w/S., later Murmansk Supply,
Another Story, Frozen ships sink.)
EVERYTHING: rationed, reused, recycled,
U.S. Depression lessens, $$$ to be made,
Earned, stolen, profiteered.
Prescott Bush, Joe Kennedy Sr. et al.
Raised on Robbery.
"In pursuit of Happiness"
Brilliant, coastal neon backlights
Convoys, for Untersee-Boots.
Aloha, Frangipani, Bouganvilla,
Pearl Cocktails! Mahalo, TGIS.
Two+ Hard, Long Years, into World War Too,
Yanks notice Tojo's OIL PLAY!
"Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere!"
"W'hell, Ah'll be a Tokyo Rose, BUB."
Local Similes, rapidly rendered.
442nd will be the most decorated U.S. Batt.
Powdered clouds, in everyone's coffee.
"Reefer Madness" displaces "Demon Rum" on
Urgent, U.S.A. to do list.
Paving paradise continues apace.
River skating "High Season" often began,
Before All Hallow's Eve, lasting Past Easter.
Now, "Thin ice, stay off" year 'round.
"Clearly, Un-related to GHGW?" Data Redacto,
W.H Bimbetta Vacante, OIC Blithering+Dithering.
Joni always takes us on passionate,
Thoughtful Journeys, rhythmic, melodic, lyrical.
"Shine" is a memory, somewhere down a
Moonlit River, Old Dreams, on which,
We may all, still skate away.
Hibbing Mn. in the Mesabi Range,
Makes a poetry man, "Blue" in changin' times,
But "'Taint February in Saskabush" Byes.
"Don't it always, seem to go..?"
What? More War(s)?
UPDATE: Weekend News,
Remember when "Sunday Talk"
Was of Any Consequence?
Meme: "Pillory Billary Doc" say pissants run amok.
MSM: "More, after these messages."
Tennessee Stud(ge) zzzzzz, on Tool Time w/Tim.
Zoot Suit Blankley, he sure is.
Waxing gibberous. Moony.
Kristol Natch! on "Courage/Honour" hizz,
"Support the Troops! Over there, not Here!"
"Rt. on LillaPutz, how goes the Putsch?"
He's a way, fey, butchy chaton, D'accor'?
SUPER DOOPER "POOPER SCOOPER" BOWL XXXFU.
("Naming Rights!" Call "IT" whatever you want!
Steaming, streaming rivers of revenue,
Scent marking, da Brand.)
MULTICORPS/MSM, NFL+AMERICA, PROUDLY PRESENT:
Yr. HALF-(Inter-mission?)-TIME EXTRAVAPOLLOZA,
"OUR SALUTE TO "OUR" TROOPS!" HOO/YE HA!
Ex Ranger Tillman,P. ??? Not so much as his
Grieving Family, joins the uncounted others
In wondering, "Why would anyone do that to us?"
"What possible, plausible 'Good' is being served?
Pretend Yr. being held, under water,
Holding Yr. breath? Good. Right?
So, how'er we doin' building bridges,
Over troubled Rivers? Karen?
"Don't LTSD Hit Yr. AOTW OUT.
"Madness?" said Major Tipton, "Madness!"
"Well," you may ask, "Why?"
"FILL 'AT HUMMER UP, BOYZ!"
"How much for a quick lube, rube?"
UPDATE: 08 Nov. 07
Sask always great at parties, Go Green!