JUST ANOTHER WAR (A message to Barack Obama - Nobel Peace Prize)
They started a war - a war in my name
the truth - they had to bend it;
they tore out the heart of integrity’s soul
now who will come to mend it?
Attackers came forth from the land of the sand
with a plot that the West vowed to foil.
They went to off war in freedom’s name
but the sand was not free from the oil.
The men in the suits in the sleek Cadillacs
looked out to the men in the dust
they saw primitive values and uncouth ways
and their arrogance scarce hid disgust..
In the land of the Burger obese with right
and drunk with the power to bring "hope"
those hands, soiled and grasping, thrown wide to express
their phenomenal military scope.
They marshaled their regiments hardware and kit,
shipped out to the fabulous East;
the Forces of Freedom would soon be on hand
come-uppance to bring to The Beast.
But unknown to the mind of these conquering Lords
there’s a beast in the heart of all men,
apparently vanquished by culture’s veneer
yet ready to spring out again.
In that prison these men from the Land of the Free
in contempt for the men of the sand
let loose the fell beast to torment and defile
bringing shades of the past to that land.
They say ‘this too shall pass’, and in fullness of time
we will wonder just what it was for,
while thousands will live out their bleak shattered lives
awaiting another Just War.