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_Hollow Sound_ 
Ah, 'tis a hollow sound: 
The shouts of aggressive joy. 
The overhyped soldier who thinks he's won a war; 
Oh yes, he's won the skirmish, 
But the war? 
Ah, 'tis a hollow sound: 
The propoganda from both sides. 
The newsmen who think they're being objective; 
Oh yes, they report the facts, 
But all of them? 
Ah, 'tis a hollow sound: 
The chatter of excited rifles. 
And the patter of frightened feet; 
Oh yes, we liberated them, 
But the cost? 
Ah, 'tis a hollow sound:  
The politicians' changing tunes. 
The leaders who think they're doing right; 
Oh yes, they did the right thing, 
But the right reason? 

Spudley Strikes Again

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The following comments are for "Hollow Sound"
by Spudley

hollow victory?
I can agree with the thoughts behind the words your allowed yourself to express...

( Posted by: C.L. Mareydt [Member] On: June 16, 2003 )

The chatter of excited rifles
I can't agree more with the sentiment behind this piece but as well as this I liked the succinct and direct style. 'The chatter of excited rifles' - love that line! D*

( Posted by: dianahayes [Member] On: June 18, 2003 )

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