LISTEN UP!     by    Jack Marshall

LISTEN UP! by Jack Marshall

            Listen Up!


When leaders speak of pinpoint operations,

The people know to abandon their homes.


When the generals talk of limited targets,

The people know to get out of town.


When the ministers talk of surgical strikes,

Doctors know to evacuate the hospitals.


When statesmen talk of wanting a ceasefire,

The people know to flee as far as possible.


When a foreign government talks of practicing war games,

People get ready for invasion.


When the president speaks to buoy up the people,

Get ready to go down fast.

(c) Jack Marshall, 7.24.14n po