Saturday, December 17, 2005


The Con Job
by Charles Bukowski

The ground war began today at dawn
In a desert land far from here.
The U.S. ground troops
Were largely made up of Blacks,
Mexicans and poor whites
Most of whom had joined the military
Because it was the only job they could find.

The ground war began today at dawn
In a desert land far from here
And the Blacks, Mexicans and poor whites
Were sent there to fight and win

As on tv and on the radio
The fat white rich newscasters
First told us all about it and then
The fat rich white analysts told us why
Again and again and again
On almost every tv and radio station
Almost every minute day and night
Because the Blacks, and Mexicans
And poor whites
Were sent there to fight and win
At dawn in a desert land
Far enough away from here.

(I found this poem on http://stardust1954.blogspot.com/)Great Blog!

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