Of course war creates jobs:
People who lie for a living,
and people who die for a living.

Both are in high demand/
Like a marine band/
Or an honor guard/

Next to the 'Nam diggers/
Working hard/
In the graveyard/

Blowing bugles, firing rounds/
Simulating real war sounds/
Somber notes on hallow bounds/
Justified on shallow grounds/

And so the monied market waits/
For these fine jobs that war creates...


christopher bifani is a poet, artist, musician and activist in Wilmington, North Carolina. His website is: Website

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