Colin F. Jones

CAN YOU TELL ME?

Can you tell me what’s good about war,
The blood, or the guts or the gore
The slaughter of folk while we giggle and joke,
Or the stench of the bodies we saw?
Can you tell me when we’ll discover the peace,
When to decide if war must increase,
For as it goes on, sweet nothing is won,
Unless war is persuaded to cease.