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The coward

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Patrick B
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0 posted 11-04-1999 07:02 AM       View Profile for Patrick B   Email Patrick B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Patrick B

What's it for this thing called war?
I just don't understand,
The rush to get to heavens door,
does god really need a hand?

I won't be the cause of the tears of a unknown mother,
I shan't heed the politicians cry,
I can't take anothers son,husband,father,brother,
they can't make me,I'm sure they'll try,

Blood is not the measure of the man,
I won't be fooled by soaring speeches,
you can try and take me if you can,
It's wrong you see,the bible teaches,

I'm not going to those foreign fields,
man's attempt to bring earth to hell,
I've seen death ,I know it's yields,
I'm staying put,I'm sorry that won't sell,

Go elsewhere to harvest your sorrow,
for your sacrifice of pride,
I won't fight for you today or tomorrow,
I'll argue my case,I won't try to hide,

And while the medals on victors chests are showered,
and the newspapers lament the end of strife,
I'll wear the badge of the coward,
Because I couldn't take anothers life,


[This message has been edited by Patrick B (edited 11-04-1999).]

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Watcher666
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1 posted 11-04-1999 09:34 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

It takes more of a man to say no then to follow blinded.Well done.

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Pepper
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2 posted 11-04-1999 09:45 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

A profound piece Patrick......
Enjoyed the read....

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3 posted 11-04-1999 10:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

War is hell. There are never any real winners. I can see that much conviction went into this piece. In my oppinion you are no coward.

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4 posted 11-04-1999 10:23 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

There is never a good enough reason to take anothers life. You have written your conviction well.
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