Del “Abe” Jones


Another anniversary
Of our “day of infamy”
Of battles against terror
And it’s war’s casualty.

Osama still on the roam
And the borders, we control (?)
Filling up with terrorists
Who come to thwart our goal.

Maybe, “we can win” the war
Or, “maybe we can’t”
Depends on who you talk to
Who’ll give you a different slant.

But, ask the friends and families
Of those who have already “lost”
And those who march in “harm’s way”
Who, really pays the “cost”?

The bureaucrats and diplomats
Political/military brass
Tell us it’s all necessary
And that, this too, will pass.

But ask those who build the bombs
And blow themselves to “Kingdom Come”
Who think killing innocent people
Will take them to “Martyrdom”.

They have no respect for life
Or the consequence of actions
Using any means to an “end”
Of all non-Muslim factions.

Our Nation is sadly learning
What others already knew
That the terrorists will never quit
No matter what we do.

We’ve also learned a lesson
That we should have known
We must work with other Countries
Because we’ll never win, alone.