Francis Duggan

In The Days Of Genghis Khan - Poem by Francis Duggan

Back in human history in the days of Genghis Khan
To be a hero in war was to prove yourself a man
But in the Human World in some ways things have not changed since then
We still have the attitude that war separates the boys from the men.

In this the age of advanced technology some things have not changed at all
So called patriots dead war heroes like to recall
And celebrate like football fans wars fought and won
Whilst the mother is left for to grieve for her dead soldier son.

The winners write the war history as we have been told
And some men do not grow wiser they only grow old
And no fool like an old fool as some like to say
With some at least it does seem a bit that way.

Since Genghis Khan's time in technology giant steps have been made
But for the returned war heroes there's still a street parade
And millions of young men in battles have died
For flag and for Country and National pride.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 23, 2010

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