(1965 / United States)

They Gave Us A War That Nobody Wanted

I

They gave us a war that nobody wanted
The warnings unheard or simply discounted
The men of the Pentagon surely undaunted
Gave us a war that nobody wanted

II

The weapoms of war are tested and counted
Military hardware displayed and dismounted
Allies ignored and the enemy taunted
They gave us a war that nobody wanted

III

Divisions of men and weaponry flaunted
Ships tanks and planes in quantity granted
By death and destruction civilians are haunted
They gave us a war that nobody wanted

IV

Prime ministers presidents and generals have ranted
Television pictures and news are being slanted
Voices are raised and slogans are chanted
They gave us a war that nobody wanted

V

High powered weapoms and missiles are vaunted
The guns have been fired and the bombs have been planted
All shall be well when the foe is surmounted
They gave us a war that nobody wanted

VI

When the conflict is over and the story recounted
We'll forget the destruction and horror implanted
But remember the soldiers and statesman enchanted
By this terrible war that nobody wanted

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the sorry it's the character of modesty best feelings of humanity
I'm sorry I wasn't strong enough I'm sorry for not following through Sorry for dropping the ball So sorry for me and you it's beautiful poem beautiful and great 10++++++++++
Sorry for dropping the ball. I am so sorry you were not strong enough. So sweet
Good poem, well expressed, like it. Read mine - Cicatrix - Adeline
Great idea. When you don't have the humility/humbleness to apologize to that person from the heart, directly, just write a manipulative poem saying you're sorry. Magnificant idea. That way, your pride doesn't get hurt, nor your reputation for people knowing that you screwed up. Keep up the great word, Bri. 'God' bless. ~Psycho.
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