The Drums of War

The Drums of War beat loud again

The armchair generals mass their force

They call other to arms to defend their privilege

They call for others’ blood to flow

 

From all sides comes the justifications

We have no choice, we must attack

To defend our liberty, we must kill others

To defend our liberty, we must give it away

 

Those who oppose are called cowards & traitors

Those who doubt are branded the enemy’s friend

Those who call for peace are laughed at and ignored

Those who decry the loss of blood are labelled fools

 

Yet no-one tells us what it will achieve

No-one know how it will end

Will killing those in distant lands

Make us safe in years to come?

 

All I know is that many have died

In Syria, Iraq, Beirut & Paris

Killed by enemies or slaughter by allies

Their blood already flowed and peace is far

 

All I know is that many will die

More blood will only call for yet more

With no thought for a future

With no though for what for.

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