24 March 2008

Not Me

War has always had
a cost someone has to pay.
Just who and when will vary
from day to bloody day.

You hear, "We're at war!"
and the patriotic sighs
and watch with fascination
someone else go off to die.

It's to keep us safe and sound.
Can't those traitors see?
Its for freedom and to keep driving
a swanky SUV.

And four thousand dead
is not a lot to bear.
We don't fight them here
we fight them over there.

And those wounded in the head,
just keep them from our sight.
It's all worth it in a war
when the cause is in the right

And we don't have to worry,
no calls for sacrifice.
We fight on borrowed money
and leave our kids to pay the price.

So, Iraq has alway been
a cost someone has to pay.
Just who and when will vary.
But not me friend, no not today.

--Chris Christiansen

1 comment:

Labrys said...

Well said, Chris. I fear nothing but a draft (not the back door one holding military members hostage) will make America wake up.