Colin F. Jones

WAR

Those who would kill you, must themselves be killed,
Those who oppress people must be opposed,
Though mostly a pacifist there are still the ill willed,
Who are only by warfare deposed.
It takes just a few to instigate war,
But requires a multitude of people to wage,
Who know not what they are fighting for,
Thus fight without hatred and rage.
The Vietnam War was a war ill fought,
But it’s purpose was honourable and right,
Overcoming communism the objective sought
Established a good reason to fight
But politics and dissention favoured the foe,
Defeating the military might.