Colin F. Jones

WARBOYS

Tis not by men that wars are fought,
But by impressionable boys more easily taught,
For the less structured be the soldiers brain,
The more easy he is to train.
Bravery is absent in a fearless mind,
For it has no wisdom of any kind,
For Heroes are built from suffering fear,
Who value their lives as precious and dear
Who would not answer the bugle call,
If it meant a chance to stand up tall,
For history is born of valiant men,
Marching to war and back again.
None think of course that they might die,
And it’s too late when they do try.