Colin F. Jones

KILLING

Killing is all murder
no matter why it’s done,
But that’s the way that soldiers fight
if the war is to be won
It is survival of the strongest,
As it was designed to be,
By a greater living power,
Than the President or me.
Men fight because they have to,
That’s the way they were made,
Noble and to country true,
Though they may be afraid.
Doing what they have to do,
To avoid the grand parade.

A phrase in this poem inspired the poem, “The Grand Parade” –©Copyright January 15, 2005 by Anthony W. Pahl