Tale #63: And we went to war

And we went to war
for nothing
and no-one
just because we could
untouched by the consequences

We gave our grandchildren guns
and told them lies
about responsibility
and duty
and honour

And we told the lies so often
we believed them ourselves
I think
even the ones about our love for them
as we pushed their boats out to sea
towards their doom
away
from ours

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Notes:

1. Written on September 6th, 2017

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