Colin F. Jones


Talk loses impact in idle state,
What one does not do one can relate,
But unmown grass grows briefly high,
Then withers because it is too dry.
The desert offers most a view,
But its wonderments live in the few,
Who know its spirits really well,
For they took the time out there to dwell.
Many speak of things they have not done,
Yet from civilian pedestals wars are won,
For they themselves seek not to try
Lest they learn as soldiers how to die,
Thus contemplating more and more,
The costs and follies of going to war.