To condemn the modern conflicts
like Vietnam, Afghanistan
and Iraq where there’s no quick fix;
and countless deaths in no man’s land
are still shamelessly occurring.
If one should speak out against them
those of us are charged as being
leftwing radicals and condemned
strongly as unpatriotic
a catchall word used to censor
opinion against quixotic
military pursuits and measures
that needlessly spill the lifeblood
of a nation based on falsehoods.