Apr 9, 2007

Is War Worth the Price?

To a distant war a young boy travels
On drilled, scarred, soil he shall stand
To honor the right of Iraqi freedom
To defend this O.P.E.C. land
The weapon he carries seems so heavy
It seems its' weight is like a cross
A burden to be daily carried
For a country and cause that seems lost
Yet in each battle he still marches
Never questioning orders as he goes
Kissing the face of death
As the winds of change shall blow
And before his term of service has ended
Piles of bloody corpses shall lay cold
And the boy, now a man, who crossed the ocean
Sees all life and it's spoils
And to his fight he sees no moral reason
Other than greed of oil in this foreign place
And his heart will forever bear the scars of killing
His own death he shall now embrace

Note: A brief history lesson - For anyone who does not know what O.P.E.C. stands for.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization, created at the Baghdad Conference on September 10–14, 1960, by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The five Founding Members were later joined by nine other Members: Qatar (1961); Indonesia (1962); Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1962); United Arab Emirates (1967); Algeria (1969); Nigeria (1971); Ecuador (1973–1992); Gabon (1975–1994) and Angola (2007). OPEC had its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in the first five years of its existence. This was moved to Vienna, Austria, on September 1, 1965.

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