Theodore's World: "The Involunteers" ~ by Russ Vaughn

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July 22, 2007

"The Involunteers" ~ by Russ Vaughn

The Involunteers

One thing to me rings loud and clear
Through mainstream media sources:
Libs don’t understand, Volunteer,
When it comes to our fighting forces.
Their memories hark to former days,
Dubious deferments due to classes,
Craven cowering in cynical ways,
Just to cover their cowardly asses.

Pony-tailed pundits of treason foregoing,
Now scoff and condemn with derision,
Volunteer warriors, warned and knowing,
Who’ve made a fateful decision,
Foregoing the comforts liberals love,
That very succor to preserve,
A concept Libs are ignorant of:
To reap benefits, one should serve.

Ever fearful, Libs cower in classrooms,
Proclaiming the due of the masses;
On graves of the brave, toxic mushrooms,
Still cravenly covering their asses.
Preaching, protesting, showing their ire,
Cat-box covering all their worst fears,
Cowardly curs afraid of war’s fire,
They’re our nation’s Involunteers.

I know a truth from mankind’s past,
A truth that sure prevails;
Those who fight are those will last,
Throughout all man’s travails.
But those making phony excuses,
As false and fearful disguise,
Will feel history’s worst abuses,
Enslaved by their cowardly lies.

Russ Vaughn
101st and 82d Airborne

Thank you so much Russ for sending this to me. As always this is another very special poem you have written.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 01:47 AM


...this poem is so truthfully powerful that I'm now wizzing on an 8 X 10 still of Hanoi Jane Fonda as Barbarella that's floating in my toilet!
- Ohhhhhh yeah it feels so gooood!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 22, 2007 03:49 AM

Russ Vaughn writes the best. I don't care much for poetry, but his writing always tells a tale I can identify with.

I had two deferments during Vietnam, but I felt the sense of duty and obligation to volunteer. I always feel a sense of repugnance toward those who brag of having used a deferment to avoid service.

Posted by: TomR at July 22, 2007 07:10 AM

Thank you for this!
It's lovely.
I think I'll email it to my family.
They'd like it.
I have a cousin on the Vietnam memorial wall and I am darn proud that he served with as much distinction as he could.
You guys mean the world to us.

Posted by: Lynn at July 22, 2007 08:12 AM

Darth, I agree it is very powerful.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:15 PM

Tom thank you for sharing about that.

I agree, when I hear a person bragging how they got out of serving it turns my stomach.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:18 PM

Lynn thank you for sharing about your cousin. I am so proud of all those that have served.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 22, 2007 11:19 PM