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May 30, 2011 / justinbatalden

Ignorance Is Bliss

We all call ourselves heroes
Heroes of the united
Heroes of the brave
Heroes of the free
We all call ourselves leaders 
Leaders of the people 
Leaders of the bold
Leaders of the free
We all call ourselves Icons
Icons of the country
Icons of the strong
Icons of the free
We all call ourselves Soldiers
Soldiers of the state
Soldiers of the righteous
Soldiers of the free 
We all call ourselves . . . 
. . . of the . . .
. . . of the . . . 
. . . of the free
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  1. Jingle / Jul 19 2011 12:56 PM

    agreed, beautiful sentiments.

  2. Life: Between the lines / Jul 20 2011 7:04 PM

    We are whom we believe but is it true?! I like that allusion, the questioning though not so blatant and all 🙂
    Enjoy the potluck!!!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/emu/

    • justinbatalden / Jul 21 2011 7:32 AM

      Thank you. I thought it was worthy of being a poem posted on memorial day.

  3. mindlovemisery / Jul 21 2011 1:38 PM

    I agree great choice for Memorial Day well done

  4. Jillien Minera (@ImTheInfamous) / Jul 13 2012 7:25 AM

    Interesting poem. Inferring from the title, i suppose you feel like american’s are delusional and we are not what we claim to be. Or i could have it all wrong. Isn’t it crazy when people try to interpret your poetry, and totally get it all wrong. They just don’t get you at all? i could possibly be one of those people 😀

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