WHAT IF SOMEONE CALLED A WAR & NO-ONE TURNED UP?

WHAT IF SOMEONE CALLED A WAR & NO-ONE TURNED UP? WHAT IF SOMEONE CALLED A WAR & NO-ONE TURNED UP?

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Well we can hope. But unfortunately people allow themselves to be stirred up to a jingoist fervour too easily.
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Well we can hope. But unfortunately people allow themselves to be stirred up to a jingoist fervour too easily.

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Submitted: February 03, 2011

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Submitted: February 03, 2011

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‘We have to fight to keep the peace
It’s not our fault we kill,
We fight to save a lot of lives
And not for some sick thrill.’

But what if someone called a war
And no-one did arrive?
All the innocents dying now
Each and every one would survive.

Wars are fought for killing
And not to keep the peace,
The co-allition of the willing
Puts a cease-fire out of reach.

And so we go on slaughtering
And tell ourselves it’s right,
We may not win, but we won’t lose
We have power; we have might.

But what if someone called a war
And no-one started killing,
The redneck league would start fuming
Because no blood was spilling.

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts,
Melbourne, Australia


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