Tribute to a Forgotten Hero

Young and naive.
Little did he conceive
A fate surely sealed;
On the battlefield.

Once bold and erect;
Now no life to detect.
Cold, clasping the ground,
No movement, no sound.

Mortal meets his end;
Last thought to defend.
Innocently awaiting the inevitable;
Politicians ponder at the table.

Far away from home
Future plans never to be sown
One more corpse for the statistics
The final deed of politics.