This poem was written for those politicians whom historically, have been so eager to commit U.S. troops to foreign wars, but have been unwilling to serve there themselves. Lucius Annaeus Seneca said, “Be cautious of a man who suggests an action, in which he himself incurs no risk”.
This is not meant to speak lightly of those who have not served in the military, just those who hurriedly, send others to war to increase their own wealth.
However, given the state of our youth today, it might not be a bad idea to require a mandatory service for all able-bodied youth 18 years of age or older. The discipline they’d receive is much needed.
They Never Served a Day
By Ronald Brown
They have conscripted the nation’s young men and boys.
They have counted lives lost and rendered them into scores;
Not as single souls sacrificed for Freedom’s worthy cause,
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