He’s got these missing fingers
on his right hand
and a false leg.
The guy took some shrapnel to his face
in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was there for 17 months
until his Hum-Vi
blew up, because of an IED.
This guy I know
nearly drowned in oil
Somebody said, “Seeley’s Dead!”
but he lived on.
He married a conservative wife
who forgave him for—his womanizing ways.
Now, he’s a Christian
and he reads propaganda
and posts to Facebook.
“All kids can learn—if we teach them about their feelings. Yes!”
I met him in the hallway, yesterday.
“You are going to get a 7% increase in pay. Are you going to the TEA Meeting?”
“I don’t think so.”
“They don’t need me.”
“Well, we are announcing a 3,500-dollar stipend. Plus, you can get paid full-time and a half.”
“Really?” I asked. “That means I’ll be making 130,000 dollars a year,
and I only work 3 hours a day at my job.”
“Sure,” he said.
His face was beaming. He thought I made a joke.
“We worked hard for you!”
He showed me the accounting breakdown.
I couldn’t believe it.
This guy is a socialist
and who can blame him?