Colin F. Jones


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.