Sunday, June 22, 2014

Banned From Wearing Dress Blues At Graduation Brandon Garabrant KIA In Afghanistan

Live Free or Die since 1945 is the motto of the Granite State
Brandon Garabrant a Marine last week killed in Afghanistan by a bomb lying in wait
Just 19 with a whole life ahead of him to live
Paid the ultimate sacrifice no parent would want their son to give
What makes list story so tragic and put this poet into rage
Is that last June at graduation at ConVal High School he could not wear his dress blues on stage
Regulations required the wearing of cap and gown
Why would a Marine to be deployed in uniform cause such frowns
If Brian Pickering the principal was in gown for his idiocy he should wear a dunce cap crown
What sick PC world distrust of the military justified handing such a regulation down
Marines and the rest of the members of the Armed Forces put their lives in harm’s way
So a state motto Live Free or Die has a chance to remain in play
A bit of advice to Pickering and his school board to listen to these paraphrased words
To gain entrance to heaven start praying today for forgiveness for your acts absurd
“If Pickering and his school board look upon Heaven’s scenes
They will find that the streets are guarded by United States Marines!”
© June 22, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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