Colin F. Jones


Who do you serve – yourself or “I”?
For whom do you think you fight and die?
Who sends you to the battle fray
From where you cannot run away?
How much, I ask, do you retire on –
As much as me when I am done
Defining all my thoughts in laws
And sending you boys off to wars,
That those of tomorrow who think like me
Will keep telling you that you are free?
Free to do just as you’re told,
To give of your youth until you’re old,
Because when you’re old tis all too late
To go knocking at another gate.