Colin F. Jones


War without politics; there is no such thing,
Like a song without words we could not sing,
Tis the strategic manoeuvre’s of established state,
That cause the tactical battles to which we relate.
The manacled General in South Vietnam
Was the perfect example of a military sham.
And all the Kings horses and all the Kings troops,
Were by law thus driven by political groups
Responding to nature and the inner desire,
For power and greed the perpetual fire,
That burns in the souls of all men alive,
With the desperate will that they must survive.
And religion is politics – make no mistake,
War being a service in which they partake.

This poem was the inspiration for “War and Politicians” – ©Copyright March 30, 2005 by Anthony W. Pahl