Cult of the Warrior
by Al Markowitz
originally published on November 12, 2007
On Memorial Day, for all the Veterans who marched against the War in Iraq and were jeered. Keep the faith!
A palpable silence of reverence where “soldier”
is synonymous with hero revered.
Where service in battle is holy and
mysterious dark foreigners feared.
We venerate our soldiers’ presence on the always far front
and with heads bowed in adoration try
to show off our symbols of public support –
as long as they shut up and die.
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