Wolf and the Owl
Poetry, Lyrics, Translations
and Musings by Alex Etchart

Perfect Plastic Soldier

By on Thursday 16th August, 2012

He’s the perfect plastic paramilitary,
A model soldier chiseled by god,
A kevlar halo rests on his crown,
And his jawline is fierce like a dog,
He comes in many colours,
From white to yemeni black,
And if fed the right songs and conspiracies,
He’ll be ready at all times to attack,
A casual gun slung over his shoulder,
And sexy well trimmed stubble,
His brain has been reprogrammed,
So one click and he’s there on the double,
He’s travelled all seven continents,
Learnt languages and cultural cues,
He’s charming and multitalented,
The ladies all fall for him too,
Highly trained in interrogation,
He knows all the latest UN loop holes,
He can pluck out each of your eyebrows,
Or draw confession from a 12 year old,
He’s an expert in telling the terrorist,
From the ordinary muslim man,
And if in doubt he’ll simply arrest them all
Just in case, then blow up the van,
He’s an indispensable asset,
To any army line,
So today I make you an offer:
He’s yours for only 99.99!

But I tell you it is my pleasure
To announce our new special deal
You can collect points towards a new purchase
By buying products with the special seal
Such as:
G4S, DORITOS, COCA-COLA, MOTOROLA, INTEL, L’OREAL, ARSENAL FC,  NESTLE, NOKIA, AOL, MACDONALDS, SELFRIDGES, M&S, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, DISNEY,  AOL, IBM

To name but a few, see it’s easy to do!
Buy these and you’re on your way,
To fueling torture, exile and rape,
Sponsor a soldier today!

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