From time to time I find it helpful to reflect on current events or issues I am facing through writing poetry. Here is sample. Others will appear here as posts or on separate pages linked to this one.
When ‘commemorations’ of the First World War began, I wrote this piece.
‘Behind the front line’
Those who train the trigger finger
forge a weapon of war
just as surely as bomb builders
and mine manufacturers.
Those who trade in torpedoes and tanks
are dealers in death
just as surely as submariners
or soldiers or satellites
Those who direct drones to destroy
deliver pain personally
just as surely as close combat corps
or twilight torturers.
© Terry Oakley
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