These are the lyrics to a song that is intended to highlight a war that has continued for too long. Peace is not an option it is a necessity for everyone involved.
Dying in Afghanistan. All Copyright(s) by Desmond Last. 14.7.18
He lay there in the dust and sand
He bloodied red with his once life
An American Marine so far from his home
But with his Nation at his side
Afghanistan now his lasting memorial
And that of so many others too
His comrades they stood in silent salute
Their tears cried out …Why?
Why are we still dying in Afghanistan
This bloody war of Thirty years and more
How many more Marines to die in Afghanistan
Before there is a Peace?
Alongside the Marine there lay a child
She bloodied and torn apart
An Afghanistan young girl
She too a wasted trophy of war
In the hills a Taliban stood alone
His tears a flood of pain
For that young girl his daughter was
And the deadly mine he had laid.