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Wrong Time To Be 18



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as someone who has been there in the midst of the blood and the mud and the heat the smoke, this expresses my opinion of the value of war.
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The Wrong Time To Be Eighteen.

The drummer drums.
The piper pipes.
The recruiter sings his song,
of sun swept shores and battle lights
and cordites sweet smell embedded.

"We need you now!"

The poster screams
in litho’d reds and whites.

the muzzles of the guns that speak
in heat
slay the hearts
of ten thousand mothers sons.

Old men quibble,
Young men die.
Not much gets decided.
Fortunes grow.
Things get better.
Someone gets defeated.

And the losers weep
and shed their tears ,
to green their
dead sons graves.
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Uploaded: May 29, 2009 - 10:02:26 PM
Last Updated: May 29, 2009 - 10:02:26 PM Last Played: Aug 01, 2019 - 10:22:10 PM
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Feter said 3733 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Wrong Time To Be 18
indeed a message ...I heard this on my ears in the past ...and its like coming
back to me ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tireiron said 3733 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
thnx feter
i was hoping we got the desktop warriors out of office at our last election. i'm not so sure of that right at this moment in time. thanks for stoppin by

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MarkHolbrook said 3730 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Good message
Music is a good way to say what we feel.. This says a lot!
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Bob6stringer said 3727 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Beat, daddy-o!
Go, Daddy-o, go. I thought you'd bust out the scat any minute. This moves along like beat poetry, street poetry except, of course, those ain't your friendly neighborhood streets.
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sloparts said 3721 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Of all the critters in this world
Mankind is the only one that kills for sport or fortune or ideology. To the winner goes the spoils, and the history. But the dead are still deal and the living still mourn, and for what REAL reason.

Very thought provoking John, thank you

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composerclark said 3620 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
Every line is a truism, delivered with tremendous passion and conviction, exactly as it should be. Powerful stuff.
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egobandit said 3396 days ago (May 1st, 2010)
This just Blew but it was my mind
Excellent sorry I cant think of anything else to say! Excellent!
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Name: John W Davis
Location: Auburn New York United States
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just moved over to macjams a little bit ago. i've been posting on icomp for a while and decided to check this site out. born in the '40s, i'm 'just a tired ol' harp player who has a few tunes down that i thought might be of interest. i spent the la... [see more]

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