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Martyrs die in vain.



There are users and abusers
there are those who stand strong and tall
there are those who will always tumble and fall
beating their heads against a brick wall
trying to make sense of religion and law.

Failing to distinguish between what's right and wrong
trading their souls, in ignorant denial,
believing their death will bring about change
in a hostile world who remembers no names.

Oh the shame
Martyrs die in vain
and there will be no justice
for war is just a game.
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Submitted on March 02, 2017

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