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War Is Not Pretty

by wolfinwindow

helicopters and hunters flush out the enemy
a movement behind the jagged, jutting rocks
the 50 caliber machine gun blasts rat tat tat
the bodies flies in the air like old socks
smoke surrounds everything, the blades beat a whir
one rolls around, he's not quite really dead
they aim at the "target" and slam him again
this time they're sure, he didn't have a head
I watched these films of Afghanastan
they were luckily in black and white
the enemy was trying to steal our trucks
who knows if what we do is right

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Re: War Is Not Pretty (Score: 1 )
by variable58 on Monday, February 22, 2010 (04:55:52)
war is always a rough subject

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Re: War Is Not Pretty (Score: 1 )
by GarbleMuffin on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 (21:15:48)
you definatly capture the ugly side to war. i find your comparison between the bodies and the socks to be interesting. i would have never thought to write something like that. i like it.

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Re: War Is Not Pretty (Score: 1 )
by dav.smith on Friday, February 26, 2010 (00:38:31)
A true depiction of the daily grind and death these soldiers go through every day, Your last line says so much about what most of us think. Hugs and all, dAVE

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Re: War Is Not Pretty (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Saturday, February 27, 2010 (09:08:08)
war is not healthy for children and other living things... remember that from the 60's?

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Re: War Is Not Pretty (Score: 1 )
by liarbird on Monday, March 01, 2010 (03:00:03)
G'day Linda...
There are no winners in wars. Everybody involved loses something.

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