For The Better

red rain
splatters across my face
the blood of the fallen
should I sign?
protect my country,
not unlike countless
of my fallen ancestors?
if my pen touches paper
my life will be sold
sold to the military
I must be willing
I will have left no mark
on the world
I will not change the future
for better
or for worse
maybe some one will miss me
a wife, or kids.
but they will have expected it
he gave his life
they will say
it was for the country
he protected us
but for what cost?
all I will be is another body used for killing
all I will be is more fuel added to the fire
the fire of war
I crumple up the paper
I will not be used
I will change the world
for the better

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Jack.


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