Colin F. Jones

IF

If I enter then the conflict
a stranger to the foe,
Perhaps my neutral flag
will a friendship show,
Though I wear not the armour,
that you wear in the field,
Nevertheless I carry weapons
and a strong invisible shield.
Yet it’s true my better nature
is one of tranquil peace
So perhaps by my membership
your tranquillity will increase
And possibly the sniping
will permanently cease.