Time and again

Time and again
don’t ask me when
the long-lost story
of yesterday’s men.
Patriots, heroes
a long line of zeros
the dead and the fallen
all bloated and swollen
lying forlorn, and then
no body waiting
and no longer hating
the battles are over
leaders have moved on
to bigger and better
now mature and go getter
their eyes on the prize
without any disguise
that we can surmise
the truth and the lies
the dust and the flies
but nobody dies
and that’s a surprise.

Written 11.54pm 31/12/2017