The Song Plays On

For as long as I can remember, there is a song that plays loudly in my head every time the images of any war-torn country flash across the television screen or scream from a newspaper page.
   The song poses both a question and the answer in its call and response refrain.
   War (What is it Good For?)
   Originally released by The Temptations in 1969, it was made famous by Edwin Starr in 1970.
   More than a song, this is a statement from the Vietnam era that, sadly, is as relevant today as it was then.
   The song plays on.
   War rages on.
   People die, humanity is lost, and we still wonder what we can do about it.

02/27/2022                                              j.g.l.

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