Colin F. Jones

WITH MORE YEARS GONE

With more years gone than are left to live,
‘Tis time perhaps to think of those who died
Due to the actions of my role in war:
A time to think; a time now to decide.
If I meet God to him what will I say,
I kept the faith? I turned the other cheek?
I did not mean the other man to slay?
It was my duty; all your laws to break?
So hypocritical we who claim to be,
Christian lovers of a peaceful Lord,
When what we do denies all love of thee,
For we but wield the serpents sinful sword.
For to kill the soldier whom we think a foe,
Divides a soldier from his God you know.