The Question of Iraq
by JS Schilling

I played chess as a child
and in this I learned,
a soldier is a pawn,
no disrespect in that,
just is is all.

But why am I at war?

I ain't really know,
but I did hear the news-man say,
like he was saying the score
of the World Series.

As an American,
"why" is not the question,
but rather,
"Am I ashamed because of the war?"

Yes, I am ashamed to be an American now,
bin Laden not withstanding.

(Time to solve the war,
not stop it.)

Copyright © 2007 - JS Schilling
Published: 12/6/07   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem