They buy the stories, these "invincibles,"
Bright young men maimed, or killed in bloody war.
They bear their arms for "sacred" principles,
And gain much praise as old men keep the score.
The honesty and energy of soul,
That send a feckless soldier off to fight,
Could be used to seek a better goal,
To work for peace, to battle for what's right.
What book declares disputes must end in death?
What twisted father wants his son to kill?
What does it prove, to hear his son's last breath?
Does "Taps" provide the patriot a thrill?
We know the answer, and it lies within;
We live for war; when will peace begin?