posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 10:05 PM
Hey, i'm sorry for the temporary shift into the realm of poetry but i noticed the last thread was of a similar style.... I wrote a poem about the
government and about exploitation of troops etc and i hope im not upsetting anyone by posting it here where people are genuinely interested in the
subject matter instead of 'poets'
A final reprieve – granted to humanity,
A chance to realise that WE breed this insanity,
Whilst the candle of life continues burning,
This solitary world is endlessly turning,
Propagation of fear leads to pain and despair,
As our governments greed leaves a stale stench in the air,
Yet, as disgustingly trivial as the solution must be,
We blindly march on, unwilling to see.
A nation of puppets, strung up – in a noose,
Trapped, as if prisoners, we take the abuse,
If democracy reigns then why is it true,
That the opinions of many, are ignored by a few?
Our virtues left dangling, hanging by threads,
As we sit back, defeated by the propaganda we’re fed,
Whilst soldiers lay dying, there’s no real end in sight!
Is it really the fight for freedom, or the freedom to fight?
I dont claim to be an expert on government policy but its simply how i feel. I, as a british guy, believe that the war is illegal and it should never
have happened but it deeply annoys me that some people spend more time opposing our troops actions rather than showing compassion for the people who
are giving their lives on a daily basis for an establishment that they remain patriotic to, their nation... i'll continue to oppose the war, but for
the soldiers that selflessly obey their ridiculous goverments orders i'll always have respect.