re: 2010 UK THE IRAQ INQUIRY
Hi Jack !
TO WRITE OR TO FIGHT
Why should anyone pick up their pen and write?
when only they really know what they mean,
when to another the words are twisted and meshed like wire.
Those words once precious and pure, now just fuel for the fire.
Silence in Jerusalem
Market gardens and fetes in Iraq
Parties in Palenstine.
And in Afghanistan, a festival for the family.
Love in’s in Belfast and in Armagh, sunflowers.
Balloons in Sierra Leone,
And congas’ in the Congo
They dance right through to Rwanda.
Sweet melodies on the radio and not a hint of propaganda.
Snowman building in the Balkan winter
And park playing in Chechnya.
Craft-making in Kashmir, and
Karaoke in Columbia.
Charity with tea in China
and real democracy in U.S.A.
I wrote this but it isn’t true.
To write can be to dream.
To write can be to fight.
Down to the injustice,down to the invader
Down to greed and poverty, down to inequality
Up for the just, up for the needy
Up for the right, up for the good fight
I wrote this but what dose it mean ?
For whoever may decide
what is good and what is just and who’s law we should abide.
So beware when you stain the page
for words can fuel a rage
fuel a dream, so beautiful and pure
leave a legacy of symptoms or a legacy of cure
So to write or to fight?
A pen cannot pierce the armour of a knight
but pierce his head right into his mind
travelling until a place of convenience
it will find
where the words will stay,
sometimes for long, sometimes for never
sometimes passing by and sometimes forever.