The Stupidity Of War

Written by: norman littleford

Most wars are fought by the military
with the starter pistol fired by politicians,
then soldiers are sent out to kill each other
to fulfill some political ambitions.

War is now considered big business
putting young men’s lives at stake,
while counties sell each other lethal weapons
to see how much profit they can make.

Without the uniform this would be murder
but in war you never count the cost,
only when you visit the cemetery
do you really know how many men were lost.

War never has any winners
just brave men trying to survive,
with their wives and loved ones at home
hoping they will come back alive.