Old Men/Young Men

Posted by Mike 

Old Men get us into wars

And have the Young Men do the killing.

Trusting –

Young Men kill, get killed and maimed.


Could the Old Men have been to war?

Or have their kids (you must be kidding!)?


Let’s lead the Pres, his staff,

The senators and reps,

The power brokers

Through Walter Reed –

Insist they see unspeakable things –

Rendings of mind and body.


Would they think different then?


Have you seen the pictures

Too painful to view?


Foolish wars,

Foolish Old Men,

Sad, crazed, and angry Young Men,

Crippled for life.



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