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Preemption



Must we debate and justify
The preemptive strike of war,
When we possess "intelligence"
Of schemes, plans and plots of horror
Where there's no life-allegiance?
Democratic freedom they abhor.

Must we Pearl Harbor overlook
The bomb blitzing, sneak attack
Setting aside the lessons learned
Perfidy and decoys distract
While our ships and sailors burned?
And after the fact we then fought back.

Must we forget day Nine-One-One
The innocent crushed alive
New York Trade Towers toppling down
Firefighters and police arrive
Suffocate in dust to drown?
Terrorists finagle and contrive.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Scheme XABXBA XCDXDC XEFEFE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 560
Words 90
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 6

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