PERDU  PERDUI   ( LOST  CAUSE )                                                    

                   Politicians debate      Rhetoric turns to hate

               War is declared,  bayonets are bared

               Young soldiers fight      In darkness and light

               The battle is won at a great cost

               The dead are buried as lives are lost

               mothers wail    politicians meet

               They Debate again

               They sign their treaties in shifting sands

                peace is lost

                Perdu perdui

                History repeats again and again


                  JOSEPH QUITMAN JOHNSON    2004

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