Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


State Selected Target Enemies - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

breathtaking is innate skills natural ferocious qualities?
persistently trained for strived for to groom skills to kill
to survive to kill kill kill state selected target enemies

great god science esteemed celebrated minds commit
crimes develop perfect ever more lethal choice weapons
technology establishes MAD mutual assured destruction

we grow more skilled more capable more adapt
at ethically dubious technically clinical overspecialized
techniques required to inflict horror on target acquired

in warfare target acquired includes flesh blood people
more than half killed in modern wars are civilians
innocent wrong place blameless men women children

are you frightened Joe Jane public should you be?
every new mission which politically required
high-risk intervention brings death killing ordered

to people born of mothers fathers just like you were
yes their luck ran out perfected skills budget killing left
running refugees easy drone strike heat signature targets


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Split image from the poem 'Past Human Race Historical Track Record' by Terence George Craddock.
Written in July 2014 on the 30&31.7.2014.

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  • Silver Star - 4,154 Points Jahooru Islam (4/10/2015 10:08:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014



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