Friday, May 24, 2013
Another Memorial Day finds us
Memorial Day finds us, another year older
Memorial Day finds us no less bolder
"A war to end all wars" once said
Why, since then, are so many more dead?
Do you want to really end wars?
Are you messing with our heads?
It's been: A war on British for freedom
A war on Indians for more land
A war in the South to end slavery
A World, both I and II to end aggression
Soldiers keep marching in succession
A war to end communism
Now a war to end terror
Somehow since 'to end all wars' there's occurred an error
This Memorial Day, the war skies are no fairer
People in America have no decent jobs
Around the world, people form protest mobs
Another soldier dies, another mother sobs
We talk about love
We know more about hate
Some young soldier, for prom, just wants a date
We love our kids, so we say
Yet we pack them off to war to die
Same old lies, just another day
To die for what?
For Coke and Pepsi to get a foothold?
It's no reason to die, if I might be so bold
Sending kids to their deaths
We knew we always could
Do we ever ask if we should?
Wars are a rich person's game
Different day, the lies remain the same
Stop that war, we think someone should
But would you stop a war if you could?
The military: Go to war, my Son, or Daughter, you should
They will pay you badly, morn your death, sadly
On Memorial Day, we honor with our lips
Yet another war plan, corporations pull from their hips
I long so to hear from those who "should go"
"This new war? No thanks. This time I will skip"
Memorial Day finds us another year older
When it comes to war, still no less bolder
I hope you find something better to do than become a soldier