rhetoric

we go now into battle folks
with truth upon our side
they may have the armoury
but we have got our pride
and I will stand four-square behind
as off to war you hie
for my job is the rhetoric
and yours to fight and die

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  1. damommza

     /  August 6, 2013

    This is an excellent, concise and “cut to the quick” commentary on those who stand behind the soldiers..FAR behind them.. two thumbs up (I only give three thumbs up for a select few of your most brilliant ones) 😀

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    • It is one of those poems that says it all very quickly and, as you noted, concisely, therefore to add any more, to put in extra words, or lines, or verses, when everything that needed to be said had, at that point, already been said, would have demonstrated a profligacy if you like, or a superfluity… 😀

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  2. abikertoo

     /  August 7, 2013

    Laiyuk alla deh Cuhmayunndeurrz ebrreewaiyur, daeyyz inna bayyuk peorun oeburr teh chawrrtz wyffa peuzzld leukkz awn dere faeyssus, dey izzunt aefraeyd tew dai, beutt ebbrreewun els habs tew goe fyrrst!!

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    • When you consider King George II was the last British monarch to lead his army into battle (Battle of Dettingen, 1743) who does the ordering and who does the fighting is put clearly into perspective 😀

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      • abikertoo

         /  August 8, 2013

        They are firmly entrenched on the back lines, with todays drones who will be on the front lines in 20 years.
        I think it will be the “unlucky ones” who are offered HUGE amounts of pay for just one year there, all medical, all education covered afterwards plus a big payout to family if you return in a pine box!!
        That boils down to, You pay your money & takes your chance at the wheel, 1 spin only.

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        • I am pretty sure that if the generals and their political overlords had to suffer the consequences of their orders, they would be a lot slower to give them 😈

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