Graveside Verse for Combative Pacifists

Bobby’s learned to serve his cause
And Ahmed’s taught the same
His stone is just a different shape
and bears a different name

The flag, the pomp, the smart salute
are stratagems that try
to say that in this noble cause
It’s honorable to die
But buying into this deceit
perpetuates the lie

For warlords, czars and presidents
today and yesterday
Rely on the illusion that
fidelity’s the Way
To do what’s right; and thus their people
Perish and they slay
For fleeting causes never worth
the prices that they pay

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