Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)

A War Over There


I think we should stay away from strange places way over there,
Where they seem to have a war a week that they never declare,
But one group or the other always wants assistance,
And they need this help, they say, for their very existence.

And we should sent soldiers to help one side or the other now,
It doesn't matter how much this costs or even if it's allowed,
Or how many soldiers are killed for some worthy UN cause,
Dead bodies on the Highway of Heroes just because.

But we have no referendums or control of what Ottawa does,
As we watch and wait in the distance for the latest buzz,
And we can't fix their system though some say that we can,
And going to war could be beneficial so no need for a ban.

Submitted: Monday, January 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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A WAR OVER THERE … JAN 14TH,2013
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JAMES BREDIN

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