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Come All Ye Brave Soldiers

Come all ye brave soldiers
Naive though you’ve been
That signed up for battle
In your kaki and green.
To fight for your country
It’s the flag that you bare
Yet they close down the factory
Moved your job elsewhere .

The horn of mills
No longer it blows
The family grocer
mines have too closed
Your house and your small farm
No longer can sell
As your make to feel worthless
In your own private hell.

They give you enough
To barely survive
While the bankers and fat cats
Get fatter and thrive.
They give you enough
Not to rebel and complain
Fed with tabloid sensations
To tighten their reign .

Conscripted you fight
With blood sweat and tears
And the nightmares that stains you
Never quite disappears
And the hand that you write with
In the desert is thrown
While the banks take the rest
Of the house you once owned.

You once ,fought for freedom
A just democracy for man
But since you came back
Your fight is all gone
You can’t fight for your family
To make a livings your foe
With one hand left to beg with
Where do you go.

So all you who seek
adventure and war
Take a good look at me
and see what was it for
T’wasnt for freedom
Or a fistful of soil
We fought to make profit
For the barons of oil.

They gave me a medal
Instead of my hand
I suppressed my anger
For my dear native land
sucked in with the theatre
The pageant and flags
For a life left in-tatters
The longer life drags.

War is a hell hole painted in red
By the maimed and the blind
The half wits and dead
We trusted our leaders
not put harm in our way
not to be sacrificed like pawns
in the chess games they play.

They dress up their false courage
in speeches that stir up our blood
As they toast the brave heros
Drowned or lost in the flood
of the mayhem and madness
the adrenal theatre of war
while mothers and wives
wonder what was it all for.

Come All Ye Brave Soldiers


Muckross Killarney, Ireland

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An anti war Poem/song written on the plane from London today.

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