Some say wars are

Fought for Land.

Mr. Polk's War was

Certainly well planned.


Some say wars are

Fought for Religion.

Holy War (the Crusades):

A poor decision.


Some say wars are

Fought for Fame.

Thousands of men did

Caesar's Wars maim.


Some say wars are

Fought for Glory.

Marx's impact would tell

Of another story.


Some say wars are

Fought for Kings.

"For King George" the

English did sing.


Some say wars are

Fought for Power.

In the end, we

Saw Hitler cower.


Some say wars are

Fought for Wealth.

Iraqi War: too many

In "Critical" health.


But I do believe

Wars, True wars,

Are fought for Freedom,

Not settling scores.


And I do believe

Today's nations war

For wrong reasons like

Relationships still sore.


Remember those who died

On American soils

Fighting bravely, fighting against

The British Royals.


Don't let their sacrifices

Go in vain;

Never forget them, and

Heroes they'll remain.


So don't tell me

"War is senseless,"

Lest you intend to

Stir dead "penses".


My meaning by now

You have inferred:

My American Pride will

Never be deterred.