Born into Imperium
in the age of perpetual war
seventy years of life, no peace
War is Peace said 1984
I missed the war to end all wars
missed both volumes, one and two.
How to wage a war for peace?
Peace is War said 1984.
We’ve been at war since who knows when
guarding our security
we send our soldiers far away
while admirals ply the ocean sea.
Seems we’ve always been at war
in one place or the other
always fighting for the peace
which always seems beyond our reach.
If no one really wants a war
how exactly do they start
since states and legal entities
conducting war will shed no blood?
No state nor corporation bleeds
a brief does not a person make
‘tis real men who shed the blood
for greed and avarice of others.
Wars go on in other lands
never in our own it seems
We had no cause to shed more blood
where Crassus battled Parthians.
Nothing much as changed since then
Crassus died far in the East
I’m sure the legions wondered when
or if they would see Rome again.
New leadership arose in Rome
the passing of Tiberius
brought hope and beauty to the throne
the coming of Caligula