Learn To Count Your Blessings


Learn To Count Your Blessings

Getting up to morning chorus of birds,
Enjoying a sunny afternoon.

Escaping the world through sound sleep,
With no nightmares to bother.

Sleeping comfortably,
Cuddled amongst the sheets.

Rather than lay solitary,
On a cold stone floor in a bunker.

Nonstop water in your taps,
The carpet beneath your shoes.

Hand creams made with Shea butter,
A record collection, fancy watches, ermine fur.

Expensive cigars; fine scotch
Luxury air-conditioned cars, no uncertainty of death.

With no guarantee of life,
These daily luxuries come at a price.

Honesty is a luxury
That many people would not buy.

That’s why you’re still here,
Because most believe the lie.

A lie fed by our governments and bureaucracy
The powers that be; The corridors of power.

It’s time to count your blessings,
End red tapism; unnecessary etiquette and protocol.

The tanks; vast dense jungle,
Fighter jets; the warships; or the glaciers.

Two years with their families, then off to war zone,
Is the only luxury a soldier can afford.

Yet, Our men at the border,
Are paying a very heavy price; their lives…!!!


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