Battle Cry

I hear the battle cry

Sounding

In the distance.

Or is it

The crying

Of the

Solider

Marching to

Their death.

Do they see

It coming

Do they know

Why the are dressed in the uniform

Of their country

Is the cause worth dying for?

Or is it the masters of war

Who sit in their offices

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting

For the outcome

While they sit and wait

In their

comfortable chairs

endless lives being

taken

sacrificed

for the war

they were willing to start but

not to fight themselves

so thank those

who are willing

to sacrifice themselves

that they feel so much

for a cause that they wouldn’t

just fight for themselves

but for everyone

to make their own statement

and live

or die

with the effects of the fighting

and credit those

who are brave enough

to live through it

with them

thank you

fighters

thank you

veterans

thank you

families

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