David R. “Poppa” Alexander

THESE THINGS

Dreams, schemes and funny things
These are the things that keeps us same.
Memories, nightmares and sad times
These are the things that blow our minds.

God, little children and that special mate
These are the things that help us relate.
Politicians, cheats and thieves
These are the things that make us grieve.

Brothers, Sisters and veterans of war
These are the things that help us realize what we fought for.
Wannabes, draft dodgers and traitors
These are the things that could make us haters.

God’s love, family and flag
These are the things that make us brag.
Evil, disease and being betrayed
These are the things that cause our blood to run cold and many to be swayed.

Defense, strength and right
These are the things that make us fight.
Surrender: weakness of position and just plain wrong
The exception to these things gives our military the will to be strong.

These things we hold to be self-evident
These things caused many lives to be spent.
A military well armed, trained and ready
These things hold the country together and steady.