The above image is copyrighted to David Swanson 15 May 2006
He walked to the recruitment place
With spirit and with pride;
Prepared his nation’s threat to face
Ambition put aside
They told him of a wily foe
Who planned to harm them all
So he would to the rescue go
And answer nation’s call.
And so they shipped him overseas
With others of like mind,
His country’s rulers he would please
His loved ones leave behind.
And there he met the enemy
Their hatred was intense,
A real threat for all to see
He, freedom’s last defense.
But then he noticed something new,
The ones who suffered most
Were not the people that he knew
Or terrorists who boast.
But people like his friends at home,
Just ordinary folk,
They not the type to rant or foam
For most of them were broke.
And so contestants slugged it out
As soldiers on each side
Made plans the other side to route.
The population cried!
For ’twas their homes that others razed
Their livelihood was small,
These innocents with fear now crazed
Now hated one and all
“© Copyright Ian Grice 2013, all rights reserved”