We are on high alert and the tension is in the air,
Been there and done that and it just is not fair.
But the terrorist are at it and they have pricked the skin,
The attack in Ottawa shows us that they we have not erased their sin.
They, the lone wolves are out there, their fangs to be exposed,
They are out there and may our actions be that we are on our toes,
Paranoia is the realm of the day and the hairs on our neck are up,
We are running in circles with the threats and rumors, like a young pup.
But I have seen this before, the Cuban Missile Crisis and Nam in my memory banks,
I have seen the invasions of countries and the square in China with tanks.
The enemy now wants us to live in constant and forever fear,
They want us to live in doubt and to lose what we hold most dear.
By overreacting and making rules and laws that limit our rights,
We justify them because we are against the enemy who is a rabid dog with bites,
But that is what they want, the fear and our cities on edge,
And that is why the people must live up to their principles and remember their pledge.
Our world must counter the feeling of the unknown,
We must resist the temptation to throw the baby out with the water,
We must stay alert and prepared and not overreact,
We must protect all and for God’s sake protect our board.
We salute our soldiers, the police and the men on alert,
We put in your hands the means to keep us safe,
For now we must go back to the day to day activities,
Keep us safe from the enemy and protect us from the hurt.