Colin F. Jones

VAIN HOPE

Soldiers like to kill, the ultimate thrill!!
Tis in man’s blood; in his free will!
He was made that way, without a choice,
But was given brains, and given voice.
To fashion laws to control his wrath,
To quell his hate and mark a path,
Towards peace and hope and goodwill,
To love those folk he doth seek to kill.
We must learn to love and love to learn,
Share of ourselves and show concern,
For those who need to be understood,
Without the shedding of their vital blood.
That God, whoever God might be,
Will say, “at last they are all free”