Euphemism: The Cynical Silent Killer

Boots on the ground come marching, marching
Boots on the ground come marching one by one
Boots on the ground have not one specified role
At least that is the bill of goods we’ve been sold

Boots on the ground come marching, marching
Boots on the ground come marching two by two
Since the boots are there only to advise, not to do
Certainly that should in no way alarm me or you

Boots on the ground come marching, marching
Boots on the ground come marching five by five
Only there to show our that commitment is live
Will use no weapons of their own; that’s no jive

Boots on the ground come marching, marching
Boots on the ground come marching ten by ten
And, I hear you say, “Oh no, here we go again.”
But really, it’s just a few armed women and men

Boots on the ground come marching, marching
Boots on the ground come marching, a company
It’s not what you think, they’ll not be in combat
Protecting our interests, what’s wrong with that

Boots on the ground come marching, marching
Boots on the ground come marching, a battalion
All right, all right, there is no reason to get sore
Remember, we only ever fight in necessary war

Boots on the ground always come filled with feet
Above they are bodies which are quite complete
With a head and a torso, two arms and two legs
With critical questions that this knowledge begs

When our future hope, our sons and daughters
Are placed in harm’s way and possible slaughter
May we have the courage, decency to speak truth
The boots on the ground are children, our youth

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2 comments

  1. Boom! May the power in these words reach the hearts of those who fill the marching boots.

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    1. May my words reach the cowards who hide what they do with catch phrases and incomplete information.

      Glad you liked my post, but wish it would not have needed to be written.

      Liked by 1 person

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