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The Question ©

John J Turner Sen.
Glasgow, Scotland
1971

My country being forced into war,
I then enlisted in the army,
they trained me to fight and kill,
then sent me across the sea,
one thing was never clear,
it was never explained to me,
if two wrongs donít make a right,
how can it be right to fight, and kill,
how can it be right?

I earned medals fighting on land,
and a few for fighting at sea,
took part in the major battles,
from Libya through Italy,
all this bloody fighting it seems,
has started a battle in me,
for if two wrongs donít make a right,
how can it be right to fight, and kill,
how can it be right?

They are writing a book of my exploits,
that will make a film star of me,
now that I'm back home again,
Iím a hero to all who meet me,
but I still have this problem,
would someone explain to me,
if two wrongs donít make a right,
how can it be right to fight, and kill,
how can it be right?


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