Patriotism and Other Myths

At some point, 
there has to be a
point. A reason why. 

But what if the reason
why is why there is
no reason? 

What if there is nothing
but suffering heroes hoping
that their suffering will make

a difference, yet knowing
that it doesn’t mean a
damn. They do it anyway.

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat ReviewMoria Poetry JournalChronogram JournalAmpersand Literary ReviewThe Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticHavana TimesSouth China Morning PostThe Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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