Treasure Island

ENOCH JOHN

(30/07/1958 / TRINIDAD and TOBAGO)

Many Noble Men


Many noble men
Many ignoble men....
have stood back to back
And fought in trenches
For some noble cause
And died like fools
To satisfy the warmongers
Who sit in their comfortable palaces
And plot
And plot
And plot.........
How to fill their coffers
How to expand their tents
How to create a holocaust
That will turn respectable, genteel folk
Into brute beasts and killers;
And without emotion
They send,
Many noble men
Many ignoble men...............
To their untimely death.

Submitted: Friday, December 05, 2008
Edited: Friday, December 05, 2008

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