the costs go on rising
they are absolutely mind-boggling
the economists estimate $4 trillion
that's 4,000,000,000,000 dollars
oh what a terrible terrible waste!
but that doesn't recognise the human costs
the dead children
the quadriplegic veterans
the ruined lives
the enormity of the suffering
it is immeasurable
it is unconscionable
it is unbearable
we must shout louder to make it end!