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The 99% Citizen Memorial

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When young he served in the Conservation Camps before the infantry

He had scant a childhood, sweating on the farm until endless military

The 89th Division taught him to obey, so he blended in, and learned a trade

He embarked in New York in a Liberty Ship to Germany

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He read Stars and Stripes and felt afraid despite the medals

The glory gave him narcolepsy, frozen feet, combat fatigue and shrapnel

After the war, the Corporate white suits claimed compensation

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ITT, IBM, Henry Ford awarded Hitler's Eagle and demanded indemnification

The Census Bureau plugged him out

As a random selection from their database

The notes show that he never asked for help

Not from his relatives and certainly not from a social case

When his mother-in-law's house burned, he rebuilt by grace

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A better house on the from place

When she passed away, she left it for her son, a cesspit.

The fields of data revealed the officials to admit

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Mark Biskeborn is a novelist: Mojave Winds, A Sufi's Ghost, Mexican Trade. Short Stories: California & Beyond. Poetry & Essays. For more details: See Mark's stories on or wherever books are (more...)

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