Colin F. Jones

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

The “ultimate sacrifice” is an invention quite obscure,
To glorify dead soldiers who lost their lives in war.
They did not sacrifice themselves, but sacrificed they were,
By their masters in the big house whom by order they called sir.
They did not decide to die for the country that they love,
Nor did they die for God snug on his throne above.
They simply followed orders “their duty” as it’s referred,
Forced to face with great fear all that in war occurred.
The lucky ones survived, though some would not agree,
(Those living in the gutters in the lands of the free).
Most did not face the enemy it was but a few who did,
But those soldiers who saw combat understand the fib.
More civilians die in battles than the soldiers in the fight,
And we say we know the difference between wrong and right.