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

Annie Saturday, 04 March 2006 2:07 am

TOY SOLDIERS

annieannie

Joined March 2010

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raymondo has such passion for the world
my contribution pales beside him
however i do support hi careing
this poem was inspired by the way , safe in a protected bunker people sent others to a bloody death

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