Colin F. Jones

GENERALS

The President is the umpire when Generals claim,
To be Gods of the battle field based on their fame,
For politicians begin it, maintain it and end,
What the Generals perceive but don’t comprehend.
Generals are actors, self centred and cold,
Who still dream of achievements even when they are old,
They have no regrets and the thousands that died,
Were simply a means to an end that applied;
Politicians in uniform with a manipulative rank,
For their restrictions in war, we have politicians to thank.
For the power that comes from the Chaos and death,
Is expressed by their mouths with ambitious hot breath,
For the politicians they slander hold the reins of the horse,
They wish to ride for themselves – as politicians of course.