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Thursday, July 4, 2013

There are No Spoils of War



There are no spoils of war
      The men we sent are empty-handed
      The job's been done
      The war's been won
      The troops are slowly disbanded
There are no spoils of war
      No treasure chests of gleaming gold
      No great reknown
      No royal crown
      No heads of princes in stories told
There are no spoils of war
      Men see their families once again
      Kisses and hugs
      Long red rugs
      Pride that they have fought like men
These are the spoils of war
      Life and liberty and love
      Freedom to fight
      For what is right
      To bend and worship God above
These are the spoils of war

~Written by Kenneth A. O'Shaughnessy for the return 
        of Sgt. John Newlin from Desert Storm

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