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Patriots Paved the Way, Even For the Woke and the Foolish

God Bless America, Land that I Love, Stand beside her and guide her, thru the night, with a Light from above...

Arlington National Cemetery - Washington D.C.

Arlington National Cemetery - Washington D.C.

Normandy American Military Cemetery - Normandy, France

Normandy American Military Cemetery - Normandy, France

Patriots paved the way so that even the ungrateful, can behave as fools

For those who disrespect this Nation, whether currently living in the people's White House or currently in the streets of our cities, worked into frenzied and agitated states for reasons they can't properly identify -

For those who shun our flag, shut down the Pledge of Allegiance, ignore the meaning of the words of our National anthem -

Taking a knee, wearing a team uniform along with a permanent scowl, forever ungrateful, even with the endless opportunities afforded them -

Rarely chastised, if ever at all, for it is all about them, there's nothing selfless about them.

There's no one or nothing more special or important than them.

Sports stars making the big bucks, rarely giving back, demanding respect, never once considering those injured, scarred, maimed in battle...

Never giving a second thought about those who did, who do, contribute more in a single day, than they will in a lifetime.

Playing so hard at their games, achy and sore, that's why they get paid the big bucks!

Men have that your endless opportunities might be plentiful and so that the negotiating of your lucrative future...remains intact!

In selfless Service to this Country, they understand that freedom is far from free.

It comes with a price tag, often at a great cost, for many have paid it with their limbs, their sight, their psyche...others with their lives!

Why do the selfish and ungrateful fail to see?

Patriots paved the way.

Patriots fill the cracks and fix the holes that will come and they will keep coming -

After you finish play and hit the showers, the hot tub, the massage table.....because you’ve played so hard; your muscles ache, your body hurts -

know that true heroes selflessly, courageously and continually...have your back!

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American Patriot, Johnny Joey Jones

American Patriot, Johnny Joey Jones


Woke isn't the only word of the day...offense gets a lot of airplay as well.

Nothing about this Country stands out, nothing about it, strikes the ungrateful, woke and offended, as special.

What has this Country done for them lately?

So they scowl and they protest, never a kind word, over and over, without a second thought, freely going along their way...snubbing their nose at those who pave their way and keep their way safer.

While those in service to this Country, understand the cost and are willing to pay the price, so that overpaid fools...can go on with their lives.


Live Free or Die... Whatever!

While most celebrate and give thanks for this special place, known foremost, for our fight for the right to live free!

The clueless, the ungrateful, the defiant only recognize agendas, targets, manifestos based on lies and deception...

eager to take to the streets, but not in patriotic displays, not with any sense of pride or gratitude for the great cost.

Quite the opposite, they defy it, harmony is not what they seek.

They seek out those, not thinking as they do, their numbers grow, a mob mentality empowers them.

Making others look small and weak, is their contribution to society.

Never mindful of those in service to this Country, who understand that freedom's not free and although they may pay with their lives today or tomorrow, the ungrateful and defiant...just don't care!

We've failed them

We’ve failed to teach the truth, in fact, we've replaced truth with falsehoods and agendas.

We fail our children daily...while propping up those that work so hard to destroy everything... including the future of our youth!

When a P.C. culture, has their full attention and bends their ear, they grow up to show up in the streets without a clue, only the ability to parrot the man, the woman with the megaphone.

They’ve been scared and scarred by lies, indoctrination and despair.

Never encouraged to embrace this amazing gift of liberty, only taught that life isn't fair.

While others remain in service to this Country, understanding that freedom's not free!

They may pay with their lives before the day ends, if only the youth could be made to see...

Taking the freedom which has been fought for, which must be protected 24-7, never a day off, so that it can be taken for granted by far too many.

It's Never Too Late

Things must change. We mustn't fail future generations, as we have the previous.

They must understand that their way has been paved, with selfless sacrifice and that life at times, simply isn't fair. It is hard for all of us at times, we all have trials, heartaches,'s called life!

It will take the aware and the grateful all working together to get them to the point where they can see the many silver linings...not just the b.s. they've been indoctrinated into and for whom does it benefit?

Certainly not we the people, for a man is now in our White House, who has lost his way, somewhere along the way, he stopped believing in the greatness of this Nation and has allowed himself to be used, in a shameful and disgraceful manner.

Who has benefited?

Al Gore for one; he has become a wealthy man, due to his urging and our investing...into bogus climate change!

For another...I have just read a story about one of the three founders of BLM. Through BLM, she too has become a millionaire.
She is buying houses and property, here, there and yonder.

These individuals who haven't paved squat.... have been "propped up" and promoted and in the meantime..... while our patriots protect, while many fight to reopen the doors of their small businesses, to keep their heads above water..... these leeches reap the rewards of "wokeness".

We have endless opportunities here, if only we will stop propping up the wrong people and stop following destructive paths!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 A B Williams


A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on April 11, 2021:

This one was left behind during redevelopment.

So I’ve redeveloped it.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on June 05, 2020:

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 09, 2019:

Thank you James, when it's on my heart, it goes to print!

James A Watkins from Chicago on July 09, 2019:

Thank you for this outstanding article. I love it. Especially your theme: All because Patriots paved the way

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 05, 2019:

Sometimes it is best to agree to disagree...especially when it is family or to shut them down with a; 'now is not the time or place' type of response.....

Shannon Henry from Texas on July 05, 2019:

Well, her son-in-law spoke up first before I saw the post. I merely agreed with him. Some others were not as nice about the reminder, though. But she's family. I'd rather just agree to disagree and not get nasty about it.

I'm glad you had an enjoyable day. We didn't do anything this year other than relax at home.

Yes, I saw that you posted another article. Haven't had a chance to read it, though. I will when I can. :)

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 05, 2019:

Well, that’s mean, huh? It did rain, but it didn’t matter!!!

I’ve just finished another article with my thoughts on the day, but you probably already know, you ‘know’ me!

Good for you for straightening them out Shan!

It was such a wonderful day of celebrating America...from start to finish!

Shannon Henry from Texas on July 05, 2019:

I had a family member post about hoping it would rain on Trump's parade yesterday and people, myself included, reminded her that the day isn't about celebrating the president at all. It's about celebrating the country, no matter who is in office. It'll be a pretty sad day if there ever comes a time everyone forgets to unite as one country to celebrate simply being Americans.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 05, 2019:

Hi Vivian, thanks for taking the time to read, so glad that it moved you.

We now know, without any doubt, where Nike stands. We’ve known for some time now.....where CK stands and where and when he doesn’t stand. Nike has sided with him, not this Country!

Many, running for President in 2020, are siding with Nike and CK, but I’ll shush for right now.

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful day celebrating America!

Vivian Coblentz on July 05, 2019:

Yes, as you stated, this is a great message for people like Colin K and Nike who find "offense" in every American symbol. These anarchists are trying to destroy our very foundation and reshape America. Never thought I'd see the day. Love this stirring, patriotic poem!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 03, 2019:

Thank you Pop!

I'm with you! With this latest Colin K/Nike fiasco... I suggested (on FB) that he, Megan R., Nike....all take a hike and that I hear, Venezuela is nice this time of year. ;)

Happy Independence Day!

breakfastpop on July 03, 2019:

This was beautifully done and quite moving. I say to those eager to trash our nation, perhaps it is time for you to leave.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on July 03, 2019:

Thank you Shannon, I didn't plan a poem, but that's what I ended up with.

I don't know that we will ever experience widespread patriotism, as it once was here, but I'd love to see it...

The big 'Salute to America' which will take place in our Nation's Capital tomorrow is a great place to start! :) Love it!

God Bless America!!!

Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

Shannon Henry from Texas on July 02, 2019:

Excellent poems and message. Seems like the last time America was that patriotic was immediately after 9-11.

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