Before the nation many have volunteered
to join military forces
fighting for Queen and country in wars
proud to serve until death
facing many different enemies they went
with honour and good intent!
Politicians controlled them like chess pawns
dispensable in action
no thought for precious loyal fighting men
serving in appalling conditions
families waiting in constant concern at home
as into the abyss they roam!
There with comrades violence all around
often with devastating odds
campaigns of battle rage on into infinity
ravaging the once innocent
becoming oblivious in time to the carnage
as the spirit fills with rage!
Exhausted their courage can never be denied
against all odds heads held high with pride!
The Foureyed Poet.