Poetry: “Waging War” (from NOvember 2009)

Waging War and War Wages

Blood on the Battlefield

Casualties are many

The enemy refuses to yield.

Waging War and War Wages

A taut bow stretches back

Arrows start to hit their mark.

A lethal wound starts flowing black

Death turns the Battlefield quite dark.

Waging War and War Wages

A poor vet steps on a mine

As his mangled legs refuse to let him flee

All he can do is whine.

Waging War and War Wages

Bullets strike a guy in the chest

And his body goes cold

As he dies on the side of the road.

Waging War and War Wages

In Iraq an IED [Improvised Explosive Device]

Creates a deadly blast.

It killed thirty some-odd people

Whose lives weren’t meant to last

Waging War and War Wages

Roads are covered in Gore

Blood and Violence are in history’s pages

Battles ought to be shown the door… (tbc?)

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