A Call to the Old Marine

Seventeen
Full of rage
Lied about his age
As he signed the page
Became a marine
Same story as before
Yet another war
To kill and die
For a lie
When your naïve
Many lies you’ll believe
So he went through hell
And served his country well?

But there comes a time
When we cannot be oblivious to the crime
How we are manipulated
By war profiteers
Who tell us who must be hated
Exploiting our fears

Stand up, man, be brave
You have America to save
As a youth
You fought for the truth
You’ve seen this act before
Stand up once more
Do not let them deceive
And make us grieve
In more war

by John Kaniecki