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Another restaurant blown to the wind on the news,

families dismembered, friends lost, spirits crushed in the dust.

No tears for a martyr, victoms are celebrated,

an eye for an eye, reprisals despatched.

All the cafes in the world won't win you territory,

only a line in the sand, drawn, bloodied and defended.

Explosives to their chest, their obituary to video,

to God and to paradise in a blaze of glory.

How brave can it be to give up ones life

to a singular objective inspired by vanity.

Anonamous death is a soldiers reward,

their home is a hole, their grave is a ditch.

Injury and misery, a shell of ones self,

veterans honored by many, desired by few.

Heroes or freedom fighters, call them what you like,

suicide bombers in my mind at least..., uncommitted.

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Coming from an Anglo-Celtic backgroud I have an interest in English history though being of a working class environment my interest is higher than general knowledge but not so accute as to be termed historian.
I can be somewhat political & playing the Devil's Advocate on occasions gives people a false perception of my ideals.


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The following comments are for "Uncommitted"
by ozpink

Thanks Pen
I was biting my nails that people could miss the point & jump on the reference to Soldiers & Veterans, given recent western military activity.
I believe that art should be thought provoking, but that it must at the same time entertain, not disgust.

( Posted by: ozpink [Member] On: January 10, 2004 )





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