Wept for those pressed into
By grown men with archaic presence of mind
To plunder the
It is all remedial arithmetic.
More soldiers equals more tokens in their hands.
More chips they can gamble away
With low maintenance child warriors.
No enlistment paperwork or die-cast metal tags
To string around their necks.
No toe tags for the dead.
No one knows where they come from
Or cares where they go;
No duty to notify families or messy emotions.
Just a simple war-
With child labor.