War Memorials reflect the double
Standards under which we live
Commemorating the sacrifice of
Those who gave all they had to give
And of those survivors many
Mentally and physically broken
Their pain and their suffering
For the most part unspoken.
The victors negotiate with those
With whom they fought
And in time it's just as though.
Wars were for fought for naught.
They give them bread and circuses
To keep them docile until when
The leaders, in their wisdom, decide
It's time for them to fight again.
War Memorials are built by those
Who saw their fortunes soar:
There are always those who profit
From the waging of any war.