TOY SOLDIERS

They play at toy soldiers, expendable plastic
Cold painted lead, cardboard cut outs

Men in their offices with clean shaven faces
Crisp cotton shirts, no dirt on their boots

Go home to their families, commute, attend banquets
Talk strategy drink cocktails, safe on their lawns

While his dad lies in pain and hers will not return
Mothers receive metal they call a bravery award

Real men real soldiers missed by their families
Empty beds, empty chairs

TOY SOLDIERS

aaeiinnn

Joined July 2009

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Artist's Description

‘I hate toy soldiers’ was the final line of this poem until I showed it to keith mc cann – local poet – he suggested it was not needed and for me to think about it.
on consideration i realized he was correct…it has it’s own impact without addin hate…for hate is negative and stands in the way of good

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