Colin F. Jones

WHAT GAIN?

Some ask, “What gain is there in war;
“What gain from death can one restore?”
What one man loses others gain
While some rejoice some live with pain.
They fight not for their god and realm;
They fight the foe to overwhelm,
To do as they have all been told,
That to survive they must be bold.
The hype and pomp their buddies earn
Mean nothing to those who don’t return.
They are the victims lying dead
Where the politicians should lie instead.
What is their gain? There isn’t any.
The few expended for the many.