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A short kiss goodbye

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - As most San Diegans know by now, the large statue of the kissing couple titled "Unconditional Surrender" will be removed from the Embarcadero next month. But before it's gone, Larry Himmel has decided to take one final, sentimental look at this public art display.

You must remember this...

A kiss is just a kiss.

Between a girl and guy...

San Diego may welcome others...

As time goes by.

 

It's still the some old story

Of World War II glory

A case of do or die.

We welcomed home our sailors

A gleam in our eye.

 

The ladies they did swoon

Then came the baby boom

Of that we can't deny.

Dad came home and married mom

And then soon came I.

 

Some look with much dismay

At this public display.

A smooching girl and guy.

Instead of welcoming lovers

They'll bid goodbye.

 

They say that it's not art.

And really wasn't smart.

A sore spot to the eye.

Yet visitors keep snapping pictures

As they stroll by.

 

To this public display

I simply just say, "Hey."

And not a big "Oh my."

A larger-than-life glimpse

Of old days gone by.

 

Yes, gone is the day

When a patriot could say

Without risking a black eye

I will always love the USA

Until the day I die.

 

This kiss so warm and tender

A very sweet surrender

Will soon be on the fly.

Yet, we'll have this moment to remember

As time goes by.

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