Spoils of War

The soldier boys go blindly off to fight

A battle not of their choosing. The war

Of today’s fashion is a show of might

By coward suits with agendas set for

Their own ego or enrichment. They know

They cannot bleed, they cannot die. They send

Another’s precious young to maintain the flow

Of dollars to their deep pockets. The end

Of innocence for a nation comes when

People come to accept that youths must die

So power’s fortunes won’t. It is, again,

The tragedy of history. And why

We keep repeating this sickness, I can’t

Say, but my experience fuels this rant.

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