Colin F. Jones

FOR THIS AND FOR THAT

We did as we were told; that is all that we did,
Marched along the lines of the programmed grid.
We turned left when instructed, then we turned right
And marched off to war in the darkness of night.

We fought for our lives every step of the way;
We were not sacrificing anything on this bloody day!
But they would establish the myth that was simply a lie:
That for this and for that we had chosen to die.