Sunday, 31 October 2010

Postcard From Helmand

No retreat, no failure
No heroin and no oil
Just row after row of shallow graves
Shrouded by the widows’ grief

No retreat, no failure
No justification for the slaughter
Imperialism wearing a modernist cloak
Greed’s motivation little changed

No Retreat, no failure
Nothing ventured and nothing gained
Pointless sacrifices justified
In soulless politick rhetoric.

No retreat, no failure
No victory, no spoils
Crusader of the mighty vs. Cleric AK47
Prejudice cemented in the aggregate of hate.

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