Wheels of bloody war continue to turn,
Backing foreign rebels whose motives unclear.
While villages and cities continue to burn
We’re spoon fed a diet of who we should fear.
Millions of dollars to be funnelled covert,
To whom we don’t know, just trust us we’re told.
Protecting our interests how could it possibly hurt,
This story gets older the more that it’s told.
Creating future enemies with training and guns,
A lesson that we still have not learned.
Viewed by the world as reincarnated Huns,
Our reputation, our flag once again burned.
Another “War on Terror” with no defined win
A phrase perhaps coined oh so rightly
Though resources and patience are stretched ever so thin
We’re lied to with teeth clenched so tightly
We’re told this is for the protection of all,
As if we couldn’t see through their disguise.
It’s all about profit and a wealth of crude oil
Wrapped in “freedoms” meager blanket of lies.
Our love for our cars, our boats, our planes
And all things founded on fossil fuels.
We take what we want without easing their pains
Makes us look like great bullies and fools.
Then they claim concern for the welfare of man
When it’s really nothing more than an act.
Money and greed and taking all that they can
Is an evident though an oft denied fact.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
How very apt. You are so good at capturing the current state of the world in far fewer words than most.
Thank you so much Ionia, I try though I tend to depress myself by writing about the state of the world.
I agree. I gave up watching the news a while back. I find I’m much less afraid to exist, although perhaps that is a frightening prospect as well.
No it isn’t. I have been watching far less news than I used to because it is much to depressing and that is unhealthy.
Thank you very much Richard, I appreciate it.
I ask – what is this world coming to?????
I wish I knew, but I find that I don’t have the answers to much these days.
Yes, sounds so familiar indeed.
If people dig deeply enough they’ll find that *we* helped fund, support, and arm both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein many years ago. And here we are again — same old, same old. You can bet quite a few American businesses are getting (and staying) wealthy off this fighting too.
Brilliant Dom —
Thanks Jen, you got my point so well. History shows that the people we fund in the end turn against us perpetuating this cycle of war. We never learn and it is disheartening.
It’s infuriating to look at the news clips and wonder … okay …. which kid is going to show up on our “most wanted” list later on? which kid is going to hijack a jet, or set off a car bomb? never, ever, ever learning.
That’s for sure and we created these monsters by our actions.
And it’s not a matter of people “not knowing” or “not having learned” — they just don’t care. 😦
You’re right, they don’t care and that is a crime. 😦