Colin F. Jones

UNDERWAY

That which was meant to be is underway:
a demonstration which liberty permits,
which brings oppression into disarray
and decay to thrones where vile dictators sit.
The armoured columns, freedom’s slow advance,
crawl onward north towards Hussein’s Baghdad,
a dull steel daunting liberating lance,
dividing deserts, and the good from bad.
The media watch and guess and speculate,
tell stories more valued than the lives of men.
While socialists and democratic minds debate,
the silent dormant patriotic people pray,
for those brave soldiers who once more provide,
more memories for the ones who will have died.