Libertarians and Mercenaries

Dueling mysteries fight to death

Or fight to life

Or onto some strange new puzzlement

That is born to the light

Then moves through the shadows of time

To more strife, then death

As predators entwine with their prey


Mercenary oppressors paid to “enforce the law”

Take from the few, some, or all

Of life, liberty, pursuit of dream

Also money and voice and lots of freedom


They can be called “Police”

Or “Service Men” whatever sounds more dear…

One thing is clear

They will do for pay what few will do for free.


If the killers were really coming by land or by sea

For you, and them, and me

We would volunteer wouldn’t we?

Millions of prisoners. millions of mercenaries

Millions to come costing us trillions in fees

Yet many grow wealthy on the violence and restraint

Many more lose everything

The rest only bleed


One day not too far away

Their hemorrhaging will end


So the women whine and the men rage on

And they run and hide but loneliness finds them everyone

There is not one that is not delivered into a trap

All give their all, and all are born to die

A prisoner


Along with the pleasure that comes from hiring

The purveyors of pain comes a numbing icy rage

That finds a place to put the blame

But you know what they say

What we hate most is what we fear in ourselves


The mercenaries march on as long as their paid

When there is no more coin they no longer do as we say:

A new game with a new name has come to town

Bandits, we call them now






Author: Edgardo

Born in Houston, Texas and moved to Raymondvile, Texas in 1969. Family bought a radio station and helped with the family business until it was sold in 1997. Since then started an agency and mostly writes about experiences in Deep South Texas. Writers of the Rio Grande founder, editor and contributing author.


2 Responses to Libertarians And Mercenaries

  1. Eugene "Gene" Novogrodsky says:

    …a too-real look at too much of today! (And, the past!) …liked part about pay hiring …so alternatives to giving vent to those with hands out?

  2. Walter Birdwell says:

    I like the point of view. Just because someone with more authority than another person says that killing is justified does not make it so. Killing another is only justified in immediate defense of yourself or others and never includes preemptive killing

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