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CALIFORNIA
RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

AREA XI

Mac McAnear's Poetry Collection
Marion "Mac" McAnear's
Collection of Original Poetry
Poet Laureate of CRTA-AREA XI
Member - San Diego - Division 4

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UNDERESTIMATING US

To bin Laden and Saddam we're decadent
Line to his followers a lie
Though most of us have enough to eat
Doesn't mean we're afraid to die!

That's what he says
Stirring puppets to go to their death
Senseless sacrificing the gift of life
Wasting the last precious breath!

But if need be!
And the call made to go
Our deep tradition, heroes before
Resolutely we'll face the foe!

We don't love going to war
Our morals better than that
Only when challenged by somebody berserk
Do we grimly step up to bat.

But maybe that's the way to maturity
Rites of adolescence to share
A split lip and blackened eye
The red badge of courage to wear..

Ben Ladden

 
END OF THE GAME

He fit into the alphabet
One to twenty six
Wondered absently before he went
The same where they eat with sticks?

He'd never had the urge to learn Iraqi
Nor travel there extensively
It wasn't that he was biased
Or that he acted defensively.

No Iraqi friends
No girl with pretty eyes
Whose modest look intrigued the male
Soft Middle Eastern prize.

No need to look abroad
For a female's wiles of charm
Plenty around who can turn the trick
Guiding gently by the arm.


Saddam & Aziz

saddams-tanks
"Saddam's Tanks on Parade"

 
ARMAGEDDON

Far too late to alter fate
To plead for help in the storm
Each man alone love abandoned,
Futile to cry and mourn.

For there's no one to succor
No one to call one's name
Anonymous are we as cattle in a battle,
Or single drops of rain.

We've always had this crutch
Created in minds of priests
What we adopted, claimed as our own,
In reality part of the least!

Right proved in war
Mustered troops to fight
Adroit strength indisputable
History seen in this light!

Survival of fittest key to it all
Though froth and foam disguise
Submit ourselves eager to the harness
But reasoning based on lies.



Bin Ladden meets U.S.A.

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