barely break through the barbecue smoke.
the end of one war, he promised
the end of another war, he sought
healing for a third war.
an end to the Iraq war, he had put
a timeline on the Afghanistan war.
Later he spoke to Vietnam War veterans.
“Welcome home. Welcome home. Thank you.”
“After a decade under a dark cloud,
we can see the light of a new day,”
Obama said after laying a wreath of roses
at The Tomb of the Unknowns.
we always give them a clear mission,
we always give them a sound strategy,
we always give them the equipment
to get the job done.
© 2012 Catherine Giordano