a conversation with Uncle SamWould you rather it be us or them?
I say next question please
as if to loosen the noose my tongue has become
and You say speaking of, all good things come with a price
and I try my hardest not to disagree.
Faith is the ultimate form of patriotism
so I stand up a little taller
as military jets fly overhead and baptize
the sky with their presence.
You say the best defense is a good offense.
But what about the bombs?
The fat boys and little men we scatter
with soft voices and big sticks
and You just smile that smile,
and by now I feel that the silence is somewhat appropriate.
We drop bombs because we all want to feel
a little more like god sometimes,
and what can be more American than that?