Colin F. Jones

SOLDIERS ARE SACRIFICED

Soldiers are sacrificed by politicians;
They don’t do it for themselves.
They fight like Hell to stay alive,
Not to become history on someone’s shelves.
But it appeals to people when it is said
By those who sent them there,
That they were brave who sacrificed
Their lives for the good and fair.
It fills the gap left by the “why?”
And unites the common urge
Of patriotic need to believe the lie
Lest they their government purge;
Who say the things folk want to hear
Lest they let the truth emerge.