Politicians create a bloody war
the enemy is knocking at our door
sending soldiers to fight and spill their blood
those that love peace and life and all that’s good.
Their blood and much more will ebb away
and stain the carpet of white sand today
the leaders make the rules to stand and fight
but they are safely home in bed at night.
The soldiers maimed, the body bags are sent
they are used up; their bodies are all rent
we need to fight from different sides they say
so, let us send more troops over today.
The politicians sit and make their choice
let’s kill the enemy, this evil force
across the lines they drew into the sand
let’s take the fight into another land.
The glory will be ours we hear them say
but what of all the wake of yesterday
of all the suffering and pain and sin
and all the time we didn’t learn a thing.
© D Marsden 2018