JT (20-06-1945 / East London)

The News Of War

The News Today

I listened to the news to day there was death in every place
I wondered how we'd sing, of such amazing grace
The screaming of the mother, the body wrappers tales
The screaming of the mortar round, the piercing jarring wails.
Its happening so far away, its happening there today
The politicians wring their hands there's nothing left to say.
The body mountains growing whose selling them the guns
We don't do arms to monsters, that's how the story runs.
We watch the slaughter daily, detached and far away
Yet worry over Rednapp and how he's team will play.
The information over load mixes trivia with pain
Whilst the people in the killing zone, wondered why we never came.

© J Tipp

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Comments (2)

A great write and I'm sure we all concur with these thoughts.
A really great poem, like it, a great poem. Take a look at my poem called, Another Soldier Dies.