Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

War With No Morals

My head is banging
My heart is breaking
Countries sending boys to war

A war with no morals
A war with no sorrow
A war just for the money
for the powers that be

How many wars
do they have to fight
How many lives
have to lose their light

Save our boys lives
Stop the fight

Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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  • Pankajam K (4/28/2012 3:23:00 AM)

    Very true. War paints the earth red and put a smile on the leders' faces. sad, but true. (Report) Reply

  • Nauduri Suryanarayana Murty (12/20/2011 11:02:00 AM)

    Very touching. Earlier people warred to save or protect their territories. Now war is thurst on citizens to satisfy the personal agenda of politicians. Innocent lives are put out for nothing. All that you hear from the power mongers is... a guiltless hypocritical hollow and empty regrets. They just abrase the lips from the surrounding air. people and youth are affordable losses and just 'collateral damages'.
    The reason is simple. Middle class always aspired to reach this place and is a silent partner to this mayhem. If it wakes up, wish it wakes up ASAP, it is good for them as well as for the people a rung below. (Report) Reply

  • Little Wolf (12/17/2011 6:25:00 PM)

    Great poem, dave. It really got me thinking. War is pretty much the most ridiculas thing in this god for sakin planet. Keep 'em commin'! (Report) Reply

  • George Bernard Hough (12/15/2011 7:14:00 PM)

    Well said. War! Costs soldiers their lives, the common people their dignity if an unjust one, the workers their taxes, but makes a fortune for arms manufacturers and speculators. (Report) Reply

  • Anele The_african_son Potelwa (umbhali_wasembo) (12/15/2011 5:10:00 AM)

    Wow, a true reflection of reality, and a call for justice to be made, I sincerely respect the message in this poem, instead of a education being fed, young men are forced into paths with no future life guarantee, great piece! (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (12/15/2011 4:50:00 AM)

    The picture of contemporary world in which there is no safety for our sons. Wars are taking away precious lives.This kind of work will surely bring awareness. Nice work. Marks 10 (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (12/15/2011 2:42:00 AM)

    war is misappropriation of human resources.great poem, my friend - with best wishes (Report) Reply

  • Jim Hogg (12/14/2011 6:25:00 PM)

    Potently to the point Dave. No words wasted, and heavy hits on the main targets. Can't argue with a word of it. It's important that people who care express themselves publicly on this particular issue. Valuable stuff. jim (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/13/2011 2:54:00 PM)

    [War can make many scars in mind]
    And those who hold the sword will die by that sword! ! !
    An excellent poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Craig Anderson (12/13/2011 1:09:00 PM)

    Nearly swore when I read it Dave. How very very true. We call it war but no country has declared it. Mmm...Money it's definitely for, I never thought of a NWO once but now I do. Great Write as always Dave.
    Craig. (Report) Reply

  • Crimson Love (12/13/2011 10:10:00 AM)

    Wars bring such tremendous sorrow, it hurts everyone, and it's usually just for momentary gain........ Very deep and lovely poem, fantastic write. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/13/2011 6:28:00 AM)

    Great poem. Thanks for your message. It is very sad that this is very common on the African continent.

    E.K.L. (Report) Reply

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