Mark I. Kirkmeyer

A PATRIOT CRIES

A patriotic boy of only five
Waiting for his father to return
Watches as a protestor spits
And a patriot cries

A young warrior burns drug plantations
Fighting for his life he kills
An American agency man
And a patriot cries

Rioter burn the city of Angels
Soldiers walk the streets
Citizens treated like animals
And a patriot cries

Twin sisters are stabbed in the back
The world watches in silence
The twin sisters die
And a patriot cries

Citizens call for vengeance
“Send the military in”
But won’t let their child serve
And a patriot cries

A flag flies off a speeding truck
It is run over by the next car
black tread mars the red, white, and blue
And a patriot cries