Treasure Island

Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Who Are The Real War Profiteers?


it is hard to understand
why some internationally esteemed

tabloids magazines
television stations

join the crusade
to slay the voices
of peace

Why slay the peace makers?
Why slay peace protesters?
Why slay anti-war demonstrators?

once war was only small time
a million dollar a minute industry
war has grown up since then

corporations producing weapons
of war now flex more corporate muscles
in policies silencing exterminating

bothersome peace protesters
swatting peace protesters like flies
are nations built on war profits

some innocently build state weapons?
nationalistic weapons of mass destruction
some merely promote weapons sales?

some are Lords Of War gun runners arms dealers
armies are promoted as hero savior soldiers?
patriotic heroes who pull triggers push buttons

war profiteers are not just weapons designers
inventors of weapons key industry producers
war profiteers are also advertising managers

reaping in advertising cash revenues
lucrative profitable worthwhile deals
benefits of political spin promoting wars

owners of media innocently sit back team smiles
board policy toasted piling up latest pro war profits
is good for all untraceable billionaire bank balances

But who really supports
justifies war profiteers?
Is it not people people?

who want
more than their
fair share

people who do not
want cannot
give up their fair share?

Who really hates slays
peace makers peace protestors?
War mongers guarding stolen stashes?

Observe this world
is a dangerous heartless
place because of evil?

Because of sowers
of dark starker evil deeds
or because of innocent

individuals citizens
who look on insulated
in protest do nothing?

Submitted: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Edited: Thursday, July 26, 2012

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