Colin F. Jones

ALL SOLDIERS DIE FOR SOMETHING

Let us grant mercy to those who grant it not,
Lest we become as they that love doth rot.
Let them be humiliated by our better law,
For it is not to murder that we go to war.
It is not for victory that our soldiers fight,
But for the establishment of all that’s right,
For freedom, love and the right to speak,
These are the things that all Earth’s people seek.
For as evil does we must not evil do,
If all our beliefs our faiths are really true.
God grant thee brothers the will to fight for peace,
That all hate and war might one day then cease,
Yet never say that for naught a soldier died,
Even though it may have been for pride.