War makes things worse
Six years of his life my father fought
Millions died and why?
One angry man allowed to have his way
And Churchill went to war
No way could he win
Unless enemy mistakes
Brought the US in
We’ve been making films ever since
About the war and how we won
Does it convince? I think not
The waste of human life!
I could go on
What should we do?
Suffer wrong and let injustice win?
Yes and no the answer swift to that
If I was in Ukraine what would I do?
Get a gun? No, what is the point?
If a king goes to war against another king
Would he not first sit down and consider
Whether his 10 thousand could stand up
Against a king who marched against him with 20 thousand
Sit down and consider
Russia has been our problem all my lifetime
From when I was a child and altar boy
We prayed the prayers for Russia after Mass
I feared the Russian bear then as a child
Problem is the stand off cold contempt
The cold war again now hotting up
Putin is afraid the bottom line
And we’re no angels in the West
Throwing our weight about
So priests pray
And politicians prattle
Dictators do the deed
Where’s the wise man now to stem the tide
Of war and words and blood and foolish pride
24 February 2022