The objective was to support the emancipation
Of a population suffering under repression
The consequences were the destruction and destitution
Of the leaders and other people in controlled confusion.
Historically conquerors do not always vanquish
By killing the opposition, defiance and anger do not perish
But rather deep-rooted animosities begin to take root and flourish
Futile to reorder the destiny of peoples and the values they cherish.
The patterns of future conflicts are based on a collage of past battles
It is not a question of wiping out the enemy in a series of debacles
In war, the victors end up being owned as much as their chattels
And another resilient generation appears to claim their mantles.
It is necessary in order to progress forward
To prevent those who wish to regress backward
By meditating on the motivations inward
Proper ideas can generate just actions outward.