I Am Not The War

November 30, 2010
By Zach.Fox BRONZE, Hampton, Iowa
Zach.Fox BRONZE, Hampton, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood"- George S. Patton

Why does everyone criticize me
Did I start this war
They say I chose this
I chose to fight this war
It’s my fault

I chose to fight for my country
Not political leaders
Not to fight their war
To defend freedom
Not oil
To defend democracy
Not to cover for the things it’s done

I am not the war
I’m stuck fighting for this war
Right or wrong
Democracy or freedom
Oil or money
I’m stuck fighting this war
Because it’s my country’s war
I am not the war

The author's comments:
Also a class assignment. i chose to do a poem about the injustice of how some returning soldiers where treated.

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