Skip to comments.A Poem for the Swiftees
Posted on 11/09/2004 11:49:47 AM PST by randog
Bold John sailed forth in his faux scow,
Till the Swiftees fired across his bow;
And legions of irate attorneys,
Could not defend Cambodian journeys,
Nor stories of his fabled hat,
So voters sensed they smelled a rat.
And while the networks denied them prime,
The Swiftees surely got their time.
While John screamed it was all a smear,
OBrien came across sincere,
And forced Big John to duck the press,
To run, to hide from his specious mess.
But relentless those old Swiftee guys,
They bit, hung on, exposed his lies.
These brave old warriors once again
Stood for their country, for their kin.
They made us all look one more time
At the traitor whod charged them with crime,
And gave false witness to their deeds,
For nothing more than political needs.
Its a smear proclaimed the New York Times,
Those liars all committed crimes.
Chris Matthews raged, foamed at the mouth,
Still the turncoats campaign headed south.
So the Swiftboat Veterans charges stuck,
And made poor John a sitting duck.
He had no answers, no glib replies,
To cover up his treasonous lies;
That made us think, our minds aware,
The Swiftees had some truth in there;
What if hed faked his combat valor,
Were all those medals tinged with pallor?
Dan Rather would not pay them heed,
But still the Swiftees made John bleed.
The mainstream pundits called them liars;
But no lefty slant could staunch these fires.
The blazes that these Swiftees set,
Were burning John Boys ass you bet;
And those Swiftboat fires just burned away,
Till they fried Johns ass on election day.
Now all you heroes on that Wall,
Take solace seeing Kerry fall.
This scheming pol who stained your name,
Has been denied his claim to fame.
The Swiftees stood and did their best,
Denied the traitor his lifes quest.
You can rest in peace our honored kin,
Your honor restored by honorable men.
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division Vietnam 65-66
sniff sniff I think I am going to cry
Absolutely perfect. If only we could force Kerry to read it.....out loud to America!!
Great poem! John Kerry is an arrogant, selfish, and self-centered opportunist. The Swifties spoke for all of us, but just imagine their sense of accomplishment after this one last important and successful mission. Well done!
Great poem. God bless the Swifties. Correction though, it's O'Neill, not O'Brien.
The author is a Vietnam vet, lives in Texas, writes great poetry and essays.