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blind Killing

Blind Killing

As the mist lifts in a cold valley of North Pakistan 
the drone flying overhead has a clear view.
It sees the terrorist who stops his car outside 
a house and enters. An order is harshly given, 
a red button pushed, the house explodes 
and an enemy of USA and the world is killed. 
So is seven children in the house sleeping in their beds, 
and women who were arising to prepare breakfast….
But this is war, and there are victims.
And we stay silent as we do not see their agony.
killings have become abstract but the hate it leaves
behind will cause more hate and more wars.    

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  1. Date: 12/26/2012 8:30:00 AM
    the complexity of world politics---is not for the fainthearted. we think we want to know, but when the truth is given-- it is poison. i am one of the fainthearted--and in swallowing truth i almost killed myself

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 1/2/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you victoria
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 9:04:00 AM
    The building collapses; who cares who's inside. It's not real unless you hear, smell and see it.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 12/20/2012 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    that´s true, but many of the young people who are pushing that red button... have begun to suffer