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They all wear their poppies with pride

Paul Cudenec | 08.11.2009 09:21 | Anti-militarism | Terror War | South Coast

A remembrance day poem/song wot I wrote the other day

They All Wear Their Poppies With Pride

There's rats in the trenches
A thousand foul stenches
Of piss, pus and puke, blood and death
Jim's screaming his head off
'Cause Frank hasn't got one
And Joey's just drawn his last breath
While back home in Surrey
They try not to worry
And keep all their doubts locked inside
For in a few years
There'll be no more tears
And they'll all wear their poppies with pride...

She can't understand
As she holds the girl's hand
That her daughter's no longer attached
They were all blown to hell
As a terrorist cell
Though a wedding was all that they'd hatched
And back in the West
They're so sure they know best
Though they've tortured and murdered and lied
And they don't want to know
What the body counts show
As they all wear their poppies with pride...
Oh, they all wear their poppies with pride...

At the annual board meeting
Arms dealers are greeting
Reports of their profits with glee
They'll always be willing
To make a quick killing
From slaughter and mass misery
And when it's all over
They'll head off to stuff
The big bellies their suits cannot hide
And they won't spare a thought
For the carnage they've brought
But they'll all wear their poppies with pride...
Yes they'll all wear their poppies with pride...

Whoever you mix with
There's bound to be someone
Whose mind is still caught in the mesh
Those soldiers aren't heroes
They're nothing but fodder
For the thing that grows fat on our flesh
And you show no respect
For the ones left behind
Or the miserable sods who have died
If you can't face the truth about why they were killed
And you still wear your poppies with pride...
If you still wear your poppies with pride....
Do you still wear your poppies with pride?

Paul Cudenec
November 2009

Paul Cudenec


Display the following 15 comments

  1. excellent song — Danny
  2. Well done for writing it but... — Barry
  3. Thanks — Paul Cudenec
  4. MP3 ? — Danny
  5. Wear your white poppies with pride! — Wear a white poppy for peace
  6. white poppy — matt
  7. i wore a green one — lu
  8. Black/red poppies — @
  9. Nice poem, but don't listen to Danny — anon anarchist
  10. IT snob -- what does that mean? — jez
  11. Excellent — freeluncher
  12. Against Pacifism — Class Antagonism
  13. poppy's — lhm
  14. Feel free — Paul Cudenec
  15. Thanks Paul — freeluncher