Marble white

When the boys go fighting,
     their balls macho stones,
     their minds a-drunk,
the girls kiss them on lips,
cheeks purple with pride.

When the boys come back,
     their balls in body bags,
     their minds icy stones,
the girls bite their lips,
cheeks marble white.
Stan Sýkora, Arese, April 1997
Written during the Balkan wars, 1990's edition,
but applicable, I guess, to almost any war.
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