Innocent Souls

We are at war, telling ourselves
“It’s for the greater good.”
So we leave children orphaned
Calloused and broken.
We continue fighting these wars
Saying it’s for a better world

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But we rob these little hearts
Of their starry eyes
Curious minds
And innocent souls.
Still, we tell ourselves it’s okay.
A war is a war, let’s deal with it.

Funny, because we never were
In their little shoes.
But it’s okay, it is a war
Let’s let these children grow up
Way too much before their time.
Because a war is a war.

And they’re collateral damage
Let’s just win against the terrorists
And communists and opposing opinions.
Let’s worry about these children
Some other time – tomorrow, maybe.
What monsters have we become?

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