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Battle Flag

Kyrielle Sonnet


I am just a battle flag that's tattered

with too many young men's blood I'm spattered,

to help their countries foreign policy;

For the politics of diplomacy.

Widows pensions by age twenty five;

kids who don't know if daddy is alive;

what their lonely future will ever be?

For the politics of diplomacy.

Politicians continue with the game;

enhancing statures is their tawdry aim.

Brave men gave their lives, so they can be free,

for the politics of diplomacy!

I am just a battle flag that's tattered,

For the politics of diplomacy.

Mark Rand