He stood in protest against the war
‘What the hell do we have children for?’
We love them, teach them of free will
Not bringing them up to maim and kill.
But politicians make their spin
And send our children off to win
Against an enemy of their creation
They put at risk our very nation.
He stood and argued long and hard
As they pushed him back yard by yard
Until one day the poor man died
And at his death a nation cried.
Yes, I remember Brian Haw
His ten year protest against all war
The shameful way they moved him on
It’s four silent years since he’s been gone.
©Joe Wilson – A tribute to Brian Haw – peace protester…2015
Brian Haw died of cancer the day before my birthday four years ago…it was a respectful birthday.