Then And Now

Then And Now prose poem

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We’ve come full circle; then and now
Moves that cost us dearly in lives and money
History haunts; images sworn never to be repeated
Arrogance, revenge, power: players in this cosmic tragedy
Characters, movie-like, camouflage reality, pretend it was the right thing to do, but in their heart of hearts-despair, knowing they lied, but can’t tell the truth for fear of being exposed
The harm done incalculable; beyond understanding
If someone asked, “How is this possible?’ No one would have said yes! Brilliant minds didn’t say, “Wait! Stop! You are making a terrible mistake! Now a quagmire unwittingly; hoping the “man” as Chaney referred to him, knew better; paying a terrible price; a nation split in two
How many years to recover from the path we have embarked upon?
“Echoes of VietNam,” said Senator Byrd, the old man in the senate who had the wisdom to see Bush’s folly

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Born: October 19, 1944 Education: St. Ignatius H.S/ University of Miami/ Loyola University of Chicago/ DePaul University school of Law-J.D. degree Employment: Attorney/ State senator in Illinois/ C.E.O Lorraine Hotel, South Beach, Fl./ UAIG B/I Litigation Coordinator-present Vocation: Poet and Philosopher Children: John, Mia, and Robert Grandchildren: Marcello, Mariana, John, eliana, calina,
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