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.”

“Why not?”

“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?


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