When I was young there was a war…

When I was young…there was a war

I can go back in time…find more than one war
You spilled blood all over…covered the soil in tar
Was it to protect…protect your golden bar?
You just sat there…smoking your damn cigar

The lies spoken so easily…soldier and President…the true lie
I think I will never forget the massacre at My Lai
Innocent people shot down…a war oh no…but a lot die
So speak to me now…what is your true face behind the dye?

Say something to make me believe again
Tell me it is not so…life so easily down the drain
Why commit this crime…this sin
You have your conscience…but let it follow orders from insane

When I was young…there were this war

Believing you was a true lie
As you killed women and children in My Lai
To all you stand for…I truly say goodbye
It’s a struggle to excuse you…I say if I may

The lies spoken so easily…soldier and President…the true lie
I think I will never forget the massacre at My Lai
Innocent people shot down…a war oh no…but a lot die
So speak to me now…what is your true face behind the dye?

When and as long as I am alive…there is this war

The never ending healing of a scar
You drive in your shiny car
You live and you breed from this war
All this to cover your country in tar

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About jachso

Hey Destiny Poets. I live in Denmark about 90 km from Copenhagen and works in Roskilde as a teacher and mentor. I'm probably not like most men of my age and yes I am aged 50 years old. I've tried a lot of jobs without finding what I'm passionate about. Writing, I have always loved and I was probably just 14 years old when I produced my first poem. I have not yet been released some of my poems, but I hope it happens one day. I just finished a novel which I would like to have published, now the time and talent show whether I have the ability to write. Poetry has a special meaning for me and this is where I really feel at home. My life has sometimes been marked by many losses. In the mid eighties, I lost my fiance at the time when the accident happened was pregnant. She lost control of the car and drove herself and her child, who was on his way thereby, to death. It has really made its mark on my life and way of thinking. In the late nineties, I had problems with my back and had to seek other avenues to support myself. I finally decided to enroll at university and was admitted to the humanist line. I read philosophy, science, psychology, journalism and history, but philosophy and psychology is my major interest. I thrive today in the RUC aka Roskilde University just 25 km from Copenhagen. My job is to guide and teach, and it is a job with speed and that gives me a lot again. I have two collections of poems ready to be released, if I can find a publisher who will publish them. I have no children, it would obviously be my lot in life although I have tried, but luck never smiled at me that way. If you have any questions for me so I hope you just ask away all you want, I'll respond as soon as I have read the questions. With kindest regards from Jan Sorensen

2 thoughts on “When I was young there was a war…

    1. jachso Post author

      I have some freinds from Vietnam and one of them told me this horrible storie. In marts 1968 US-troops attact a small Village in Southvietnam and gunned Down 507 men, women and children in Cold blood.
      This is his Words converted by me and put as an Anti War protest song….so some form of lyric and reminiscent to protestsongs from the 1960’s is truly there…..in some sense it is Nahn story, told by me.

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