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Human O' War

What did you do in the war daddy?
Where did you fight, and who did you kill?
Were you a goody, or were you a baddie?
Did you join up against your will?

Or did you join to fight for pleasure,
to get a licence to take any life?
Was the body count how you would measure,
your success in the merciless strife?

Yes were you one who thought it such fun,
to shoot other human beings dead?
Did the power trip of carrying a gun,
drive all sense and reason from your head?

Perhaps the training you were given,
changed every point of view you held before.
Yes, all humanity from within you, driven,
to turn you into a dog of war.

And now you're home with your war ended,
will you settle into family life once more?
With all your nightmares and reality blended,
what does our future have in store?

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  1. Date: 5/7/2012 5:37:00 PM
    Inhuman o'war... :-(( Terry

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/10/2012 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Everyone involved is a victim Terry, even the poor old taxpayer! Tom
  1. Date: 5/7/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Makes one think.

    Higgins Avatar Tom Higgins
    Date: 5/10/2012 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading it Frank. If everyone thought about the realities of war a bit more,and I mean everyone, then war might be consigned forever to the history books! Don't hold your breath though! Tom