Everywhere that he ever went
He always travelled in style
With supple leather and cocktail bar
He sat in the rear for mile upon mile.
He traded this, he traded that
Till finally he didn’t care
It was weapons he sold, they were deadly
To him in war, all things were fair.
And then one day he got the chance
To choose twixt loss or gain
Some men kidnapped his family
He had never felt such pain.
The ransom when it came was surprising
There was just one simple demand
Stop all of the sales of your weapons
Including those already planned.
For him the choice was so easy
He turned from the cocktail haze
Now he writes of love and of romance
With his family near, life finally pays.
©Joe Wilson – The choice…2015