Colin F. Jones

GO DRAW YOUR SWORDS

“Go draw your swords,” said Saddam Hussein,
“for they are all you have to wield.
See that the foe is with them slain,
though they shatter on their shield.”
What fool is this whose personal pride,
Sends babes into the woods,
While he would in a bunker hide,
While his people spill their blood.
None in the world will curb such men,
With talk and compromise,
Who use their vile deceptive pen,
to evil plans devise:
For they will rise and rise again,
mid all the desperate cries.