“Semper Peace”

united states marine corp

TODAY IS THE MARINE’S BIRTHDAY,
FRONT LINE, PROTECTING US ALL
SOME HAD NO CHOICE/ NO OPTIONS
THEY JUST HAD TO GO WHEN CALLED

OTHERS STILL FIGHTIN FOR REPARATIONS
WHATS BEEN PROMISED BY THIS LAND
MANY OF US STILL HURTIN DAILY
TRYIN TO KEEP OUR IDENTITY AS A MAN

STILL SOME SOLDIERS KILLIN THEMSELVES
THEY SAY “TO THE TUNE OF 3 PER DAY
I SWEAR THERE’S NO RIGHT OR WRONG HERE
CARDS WE’RE DEALT, ARE THE CARDS WE PLAY

THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT SO MANY DIE
WHETHER BY ORDERS OR FOOLISH PRIDE
WE’RE EMBRACIN THESE IDIOLOGIES
AND BLINDLY, WE’RE STILL “TAKIN SIDES”

AS A CHILD, WITH ONLY LOVE IN MY EYES
I WAS BORN IN SIXTY-FIVE, STILL COLOR-BLIND
AND NOW 50 YEARS LATER, I PARAPHRASE
IS THIS THAT’S “YOUR LAND” REALLY ALSO MINE?”

ONLY ONE THING THEY LEFT OUT
OF THAT AGE-OLD MARINE CORP CREED
SURE WE’RE BRAINWASHED TO SAY “SEMPER FI”
BUT WE REALLY NEED “SEMPER-PEACE.”
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