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What's in his pocketsssses?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Mar 22, 2004.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Wake up in the morning, get showered and dressed
    Before venturing out, some essentials I grab

    A folding knife, a PDA, a pen, some chewing gum
    My camera, a wallet, keys, and a holster with a gun

    You ask why bother with the gun, in our day and age
    When hardly any dangers lurk and life is pretty safe

    This life is safe in part because we stand prepared to fight
    And thugs, who wish to rape or rob, mind the heavy price

    But let me grant that you are right, this land is not at war
    We carry guns but don't expect to fight some hostile horde

    We'd carry still as badge of rank, of status as freemen
    For being able to go armed sets us apart from slaves
     
  2. sm

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    Very good sir!
    Especially ...
     
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    Very nice bit of poetry with a profound sentiment. Sounds like it should be set to music!
     
  4. Telperion

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    Great work, Oleg! I too like the last line.
     
  5. Hand_Rifle_Guy

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    Ooh! Ooh! Mr Kotter, ooh! I know...

    For me, it's a seatbelt.

    Or a vaccine..

    That, and the fact that juries are cheaper than pallbearers and pine boxes. And have you priced flowers lately...?


    Good stuff, sir.
     
  6. glockcrazy

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    Wow !!!

    Thats the first time I've ever read poetry in a gun forum.

    I'm not imagineative (sp)? enough to try.......

    mike
     
  7. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    More in the same vein

    I held the heavy, martial shape and wondered what it was
    And how it saw my progenitors though long-forgotten wars

    It's barrel was long, stock worn and dark, but a musket it was not
    And though it looked industrial, to World Wars is didn't belong

    The thick suppressor made it look like a drug war ninja tool
    But the coaxial plasma barrel postdated those murderous fools

    It was a standard rebel arm, same as the army used
    In the year 2064, during the Civil War, part two

    With it the land was laid to waste and many perished then
    But we won freedom by force of arms, our honor was reclaimed

    We learned back then the heavy price of things doled out for free
    Which we ourselves were forced to provide at a bayonet point or three

    We learned that the state is never a friend, like rings from a Tolkien tale
    That freedom to live as we see fit is worth more than a gilded cage

    And that it would be too late someday, the boot would grind the face
    That giving up arms is giving up hope, forfeiting that last fail-safe

    So the war was fought and the freedom bought, with sweat and tears and blood
    And this weapon hangs by the fireplace, reminder of the price paid once

    Lots more in http://www.olegvolk.net/texts/?M=D (political verses, short stories and verses for friends all mixed together.)
     
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  8. tc300mag1

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    Excellent stuff
     
  9. ACP230

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    I have one problem with the first bit of verse.
    We are at war, and have been since September 11, 2001.
     
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    hehehe.. you should get Skunky to do some banjo music for it..:D
     
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