What happened to lessons learned
From Vietnam? From Wars Slogans-
What have we gained? Shipping Our
Youth again… marching down a jet’s belly,
Or sending them crammed somewhere
Across the sea to a destination abroad.
Why awaken the scary Balrog with
His breath of fire and his whips of flame?
Another war machine hungry to conquer,
Thirsty for blood, creating havoc, howling
With guns- seeking power, seeking fame.
Heavy smoke and grey clouds are spreading
Through the land. Fear mongers yelling and
Shouting crying wolf, when will we learn to
Hear the lies? Security, prosperity, sovereignty
Are the products of peace not war. When will we
Understand? Some their children followed the pipers-
To green fields with rows upon rows of white graves.
How many more beloved sons and daughters must we
Pay with their lives? When will we ever figure out the game?
Echos are heard now from the valleys, from the rolling
Green hills, from dwellers rushing rising with
The sun, on the highways to earn their living-
The echo of their song: Let us live in peace, live and let live , they’re singing,
We can hear the lies, no more wars, no more death.
They are singing: Let the sunshine in. Let the sunshine in.