Onward U. S. Soldiers

POETRY FORMAT, 27 Jul 2015

Tom Greening – TRANSCEND Media Service

Onward, U. S. soldiers, marching off to war,
with the lure of conquest worth the blood and gore.
Bush, our royal Master, rants against the foe;
forward into battle, see our missiles go!

Onward, U. S. soldiers, marching off to war,
we are rich and righteous, and we want some more.

See our mighty army on the side of God;
brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
one in greed and malice, lacking sanity.

After all the carnage, all the blood and toil,
we will gain salvation, also lots of oil.
Cowards speak against us, whom we can ignore.
We must slaughter heathens as we have before.

We deserve to conquer ’cause we are all good.
We’ll make other nations act the way they should.
Do not doubt our wisdom, do not count the cost,
do not ask how many children’s lives are lost.

Show you’re patriotic, cheer for Bush’s team.
When the war is over, we will reign supreme.
Oil, the precious treasure, leads us on our quest.
God will bless and honor triumph for the West.

Let’s jump into action, peace is such a bore.
Let’s kill lots of Arabs as in days of yore.
Might is right for our side, that is all we know.
Fighting is what’s needed, diplomacy’s too slow.

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
but our nation’s purpose constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never ‘gainst our will prevail;
we have God’s own promise, so we cannot fail.

Onward then, ye soldiers, brave and righteous throng,
blend with ours your voices in this insane song.
Show that you are loyal unto Bush our King,
Kill those who oppose him, and his praises sing.

Adaptation of Onward Christian Soldiers.

Tom Greening: “I engage in five professional activities:
Faculty Member at Saybrook University
Private Practice of Psychotherapy
Clinical Professor of Psychology, UCLA
International Editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Writing (Poetry).”


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