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That's Life!

War is Hell

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All in a DAY

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My Only Son


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The Ball and Chain

The ball and chain of ignorance
is mankind’s heaviest burden to date.
No matter how he struggles and fights,
he can not break away from his chained fate.

After thousands of years, he still hates in the name of his god.
After thousands of years, he still despises the difference in his fellowman.
After thousands of years, he still kills in the lands of the Bible and Koran.
After all those thousands of years, he’s still the cause of misery, pain and suffering through out the land.  

The ball and chain of ignorance is man’s sad legacy
to mankind. Until he can break that chain, he will
be bound to that sad fate. No matter how long he
struggles or how long he has to wait.

Jackie R. Kays


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