Inspired by "Dulce et Decorum Est" ( see ), by Lt. Wilfred Owen, MC, HM Armed Forces, KIA 4 Nov 1918; can be sung to


Bring our Soldiers Home - A poem for Armistice Day, 2010

With U.S. in Afghanistan
Bring our soldiers home
Our government without a plan
Bring our soldiers home.

 

Refrain:

 

 

Go down, cit'zns,
Way down to Washington
Tell ol'
Barack O.
Bring our soldiers home.

 

The government stacks up the dead
Bring our soldiers home.
Our armies and the natives bled
Bring our soldiers home.

 

No more should they in battle toil,
Bring our soldiers home. 
Let us just end this ghastly broil,
Bring our soldiers home.

 

It's up to us to push this through:
Bring our soldiers home.
To foreign wars we must adieu -
Bring our soldiers home.

 

Our nation's virtues have been lost
Bring our soldiers home.
Extorting such a bloody cost
Bring our soldiers home.

 

The government it cannot hide
Bring our soldiers home.
The brave, our fighters, who have died
Bring our soldiers home.

 

If everyone did see the gore
Bring our soldiers home.
Unending cries would shout "No more!"
Bring our soldiers home.

 

The Guard it bears a heavy loss
Bring our soldiers home.
Eventually they will exhaust
Bring our soldiers home.

 

We must declare this ardent call:
Bring our soldiers home;
Or hundreds, thousands, more will fall -
Bring our soldiers home.

 

On this we'll finally take a stand
Bring our soldiers home!
And let them come back to this land
Bring our soldiers home.

 

Our votes and voices hold the key
Bring our soldiers home.
Let them from fighting now be free,
Bring our soldiers home.

 

We need not always weep and mourn,
Bring our soldiers home.
This endless war cannot be borne
Bring our soldiers home.





Poetry by steward
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Written on 2014-02-02 at 03:22

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I agree with every word you say. Please, bring our soldiers home!
Also we need to stop killing innocent civilians in Afghanistan with those drones. Let's stop the war!

Thank you for writing this important poem.
~Ashe
2014-02-02