Why do politicians
feel the urge to show they're tough,
during a term of office,
when they exceed their huff and puff?
They sometimes take the notion
to give their swords a rattle,
as they find some rhyme and reason
to take us into battle.
Perhaps they want a portrait
of themselves in General's kit
to show how bold and brave they were
when they bombed some place to shit.
They have the gift of oratory,
they can make a lie sound true,
they can make a case for warfare
on behalf of me and you.
Why don't politicians admit,
with mea culpa honesty,
that while they can walk from office,
the dead have no such luxury?