Nancy L. Meek

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Al-Qaeda would like us to leave;
at least that’s what some say,
for our tossing in the towel
would make their bloody day.

But, we’d be back tomorrow
should things not pan out right,
with another slew of generals
to teach them how to fight.

Or, God, they’ll die from trying
to set the matter straight
lest a bush becomes a bear
served up on a plate.