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War has no winners

 

When will man ever learn?
What wisdom needed to discern?
No killing is above the law,
No winners in any war.
‘We won’t put up with their threats,
We’ll kill the enemy with our jets,
Top brass to control the press,
Tell the truth more or less.’
‘Collateral Damage’ is what they call it;
Don’t like to say what caused it.
Innocent people blown to pieces,
Don’t mention this in press releases.
It seems we never learn from history,
Finding a peaceful solution still a mystery.
We live the lie of “war and glory”.
War has no winners, is the truthful story.

by Simon Icke UK

BATTLE FLAG

 

 Tattered-flag

The battle flag snapped and swung up to fly in the wind

Above the post on the hill that even God had forgotten about back then

Rifles swung up and pointed out and down across the clearing

Searing rounds were sent out for the human shearing

A burst returned ripped holes in the flag that flew in the wind

Blood and mud spattered, its fabric so worn and so thin

That flew above boys that day sudden turned into men

It snapped and swung up to fly in the wind

Above the post on the hill that no one, not even God knew about back then. 

 Copyright 2013 Gordon Kuhn
All Rights Reserved
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Wounded warrior

wounded-warrior

Wounded warrior, praised as hero, embraced in glory,
Time becomes your greatest enemy,
Too soon forgotten; too soon left to begin again.
We who honor you today cannot let you fade away.
Fleeting accolades cannot replace continuous support,
As you begin–again.

Wendy Shreve

Remember The Fallen

 

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He was paid to accept the sovereigns shilling

Knowing exactly what it was for

He had volunteered to join the army

And knew that he would be sent to war

Like many other young men of his day

He knew exactly what he would be expected to do

To risk his life in war on foreign fields

To defend the homeland for me and you

He was prepared to lay down his life

To ensure the the price of freedom was paid

And that is something that we should remember

When the poppies on the Cenotaph are laid

For when we gather to remember the glorious dead

Each year on the second Sunday of November

That our freedom is their everlasting legacy

It is something that we should always remember

Ron Martin

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