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The Butterfly and the Drone

Part 3 to, Thunder and The Future Soldier, a Trilogy A wee little boy From the other side of the world In the hills of Virginia Where serenity and calm reign He meanders home from school Baseball was such blast All boys should be sentenced to such enchantments He smiles, as his eyes gleam at father’s computer Wow, a video game he sees How I love those games he exclaims! Curiosity has captured his imagination As he plays with mouse and joystick Far far away, in the land of ISIS A jeep filled with soldiers Whose only goal, is to fulfill their hatred Allah they say, when it’s only narrow minds they worship A drone fly’s overhead, surveilling these routes of ancient hate Silently filming the movements below Now we have an eye on the devil, from afar Our heads in the clouds no more The little boy is good at this game He has played super Mario and more So he takes his best shot And KABOOM the jeep of devils explodes The drone fires his missiles Obliviating those inhuman targets below Command and control in shock The drone was unarmed after all The little boy jumps in glee That video game was tons of fun Through an open window The Butterfly flutters overhead, A silent smile Justice undone, now restored

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 7/7/2014 8:28:00 AM
I like the twist in this one. We all know it is not a real scenario yet the premise and meaning of it is very effective. What we use as entertainment has been taken and used for more sinister purposes. Some of our children are in fact using the video skills from childhood to operate those systems.
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/19/2014 10:10:00 PM
Thanks Richard, I think I failed, at this one as my meaning was somewhat different, I think I should have posted some notes actually. I was trying to show that without him knowing one child via fate or karma, got justice for another child far away, but innocently, without intention or malice.
Date: 7/7/2014 12:11:00 AM
As the only video game designer likely to view this poem, I must say this is the weakest of the 3 poems. This is not an Ender's Game scenario, the boy comes home to his father's computer. Real drones would never be controlled from a home, too many fail-safes built in, monitoring, etc. The butterfly that links the boy's computer to the drone, a demonic presence rather than a miraculous one. Evil men too fall under God's grace don't you think? An imaginative work but not plausible.
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Date: 7/5/2014 5:34:00 AM
aha now I understand it.. :) the boy is much ore entertained with fight fighting video games than games which are interactive to humans... another point you have here is that: you put a rather reality thing in this write and that is the war happening here on Earth which is caused by some "cruel" officials who taught they are fighting for faith but only God knows to what reason they are really fighting for.. .. with the butterfly and drone.. the drone a male bee and a fighter engine.
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 7/5/2014 5:37:00 AM
your last three lines still I cant comprehend..justice undone but there's restoration??? intriguing.... :O or do you mean the death of innocent lives goes to justice undone and the last goes to the wins after a war thus peace is restored? that i think?
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 7/5/2014 5:37:00 AM
this how you made the comparison .. :)
Date: 7/5/2014 1:18:00 AM
I hate the idea that video games are like built in baby sitters in America. Alot of young parenters believe it is exceptable to give a machine such power with a child. It's a waist to me to allow such young minds to believe violence is excetible. No my children spent more time outside and not that much with the TV sitter. I love the parts also about the soilder, a well blended and over all great work here Arthur. cheri
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Date: 7/3/2014 5:08:00 PM
It has been an interesting write. It is big difference on how two boys are raised on two different sides of the world. I like your last line. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/4/2014 11:15:00 PM
Thank you, hope you are doing well Lucilla.
Date: 7/3/2014 7:39:00 AM
What a conclusion, the parallels between the two boys. you arthur are an artist. :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/4/2014 11:15:00 PM
Thank you Casarah!
Date: 7/3/2014 5:31:00 AM
mmmmmn i read it twice to understand but still i didn't ... :( failed too. :) but your comparisons are intriguing... and well somewhat deep need more readings later.. :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/4/2014 11:14:00 PM
Ok well I will have to have a wee chat with with Tim then!! I wasn't sure if people would get the message here :(
Date: 7/2/2014 9:17:00 AM
Very interesting write, Arthur. According to Prince Harry, video games did help him with his skills as a pilot. Go figure. Hugs
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/4/2014 11:13:00 PM
Thank you, this makes more sense if you read the first 2 :)
Date: 7/2/2014 8:55:00 AM
I like this one...might be the best but I may be biased since I have a son that age.
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Tim Smith
Date: 7/5/2014 5:26:00 AM
Yes that too
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arthur vaso
Date: 7/4/2014 11:12:00 PM
And lets not forget the baseball line!!!