The Return of Political PoetryFor the Soldiers
When a Soldier catches my eye
dress uniform or fatigues, I almost cry
all crisp and shiny, neat and dry
I have to stop and question why?
Why are some so fast to decry,
to cast aspersions and imply,
that the military is all pork pie --
full of murdering baby-killing bad guys?
Why do they not see it as I:
Patriots, Heroes, and Those Who Defy
Injustice and Oppression, far or nigh
They are what makes our apple pie!
They stand a post, ably by,
they sneak and storm and even spy,
knowing full well and whereby
that "this time" might mean Goodbye.
So, to those, who sneer and raise the hue and cry,
I ask the following in reply:
Are you prepared to answer the battle cry?
Raise a rifle when the enemy comes by?
Or are you really just another French fry?