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I Am War
by Billy W. Mitchell

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I am War and I am alive
I can walk and I can breathe
I can talk and I can see
I am War and I am evil
Because I have no conscience
I can walk because I am found
Wherever there is a cause thought just
Wherever there is a people to be ravaged
I am War and I can breathe
My breath is the winds of change
My breath is the winds of death
It reeks of the rotting corpses on the battlefield
I am War and I can talk
My voice is the whistling of mortar-fire
My voice is the screams of the dying
I am War and I can see
My sight is through the glazed stares of dead soldiers
And the innocent women and children caught in their crossfire
My sight is through the camera lenses of
Smart bombs and television networks
I am War and I am a father
My children are the orphans that I have left fatherless
I am War and I am a mother
I give birth to disease and madness
I am War and I believe in no god
Because gods use me to further their own ends
I am War and I have a family
My brother is Death
My sister is Pestilence
My father is Greed
My mother is Jihad
I am War and I am useless
Nothing is ever truly solved by using me
No one ever truly wins
Yet so long as people believe that
Killing others to prove that a belief is right
Or to show whom a piece of land belongs to
I will be Immortal
I am War - the Nightmare made Reality
Wake up!

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