Colin F. Jones

THE SOLDIERS’ LOT

The people are the state
It is their bidding that we do,
As we march to an unknown fate,
Proud and free and true.
While it’s the soldiers who will bleed,
Politicians must take command,
Must stand aloof while we succeed,
Doing what the people demand.
Our soldiers are volunteers;
It is their will to go and fight,
To overcome their inner fears
And do what they know is right.
To accept the jibes or cheers,
And not the hand that feeds them bite.