War Stories (Poem/Video)

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When withered old men

send younger men out to fight

for their dreams of profit

is the bill paid by the wives

and families left behind

after the promises of safety are broken

when leaders are earning the wages of death

while preaching the virtues of violence

to the common man

is the true cost of this religion

is seen in the eyes of the veteran

who cannot speak of the things that he has seen

when a propagandist who stays in the back

writes about the joys of being on the front

and asks us for our support

do we believe them

and all the stories they are writing

to place into the mouths

of the heads talking

on the screen

who will pay the price

for this narrative of war being written

for the average man

and the ordinary woman

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