The Game


the militants march in a terror parade

carrying cannon gun and rocket grenade

killing innocents in a publicized raid

a thousand year war, the latest jihad

where children will suffer, their concept mislaid

so I wondered after the latest tirade

where is this weaponry bartered in trade

and it turns out that the very countries afraid

are the ones that supply the terrorists aid

for war is a distant board game to be played

while we sip our wine, safe-less on the esplanade

profits are won but the true costs are delayed

as a spade will continue to be found as a spade

and our created misery nowhere near a charade