Colin F. Jones

WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF DYING

Oh we are not afraid of dying
But our fear of being killed
Suggests that we are lying,
Or wisdom yet is not fulfilled.
This shaking means I’m bolder
Than he who shaketh not;
Or maybe I’m just older
And more aware of getting shot.
Most heroes are not tested,
On the battle fields seldom seen,
Politicians who requested
A different kind of scene –
To reside as expert judges
Over where they’ve never been.