Fields Where Headstones Grow

Only polititions and businessmen win in war,

Never having to saddle up nor do battle,

It's easy to be brave when protected by great distance,

A luxury not afforded to the Infantry,

Soldiers are not armchair warriors, We shoulder the burden of battle,

We lay beneath fields where only headstones grow,

On bloodied earth to do battle where the rich man nor his son dare go



By,
Habib Abu Lateef Babatunde
©2021



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Fields Where Headstones Grow