Freedom Isn't Free bumper sticker caught my eye.
I thought, that's true, and even though
Military Funerals Are Free,
Death Is Costly to the soldier,
his wife and child, mom and dad, friends and family.
I know the debt we owe to those who brave cross blood red seas,
leave their body parts in desert sands,
lose their minds from killing innocents
on the way to protect our enclaves, fresh cut lawns,
summer barbecues, big cars and little children.
Thank you is not enough.
But enough is enough.
Our sad little world needs to learn the lesson.
Killing to maintain freedom is never the answer.
It just leads to more killing and less freedom.
Poetry has the last word.