Irving thought he had started something
In the cold climate of activism
In the hot air of politics and veteran’s support.

Irving wrote the editors of the Palm Springs paper
Imploring those who cared
To send a thunderous amount of mail to President Ford.

He reasoned the Pres would have no option
Other than to fix the problems
Facing those who fought whatever hideous war.

I guess it didn’t work
Because presidents still fight wars
And veterans still get the shaft.

Maybe its time we heeded Irving’s stormy calling
Only without stamps and handwriting.
Texts and emails will do.


Photo Credit: David Hume Kennerly [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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