Am I The Enemy? Poem by F R Wills

Am I The Enemy?

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Gunshots pierce the peace
Tanks trample the track
They came with their loaded guns,
Forced us out of our homes

They threatened me –what could I do?
They shoved me down the road
The gun’s cold steel against my back
They threatened me – what could I do?

I heard the screams of my friends
Innocents like you
I wanted to save them
But, they threatened me, what would you do?

I see you- your eyes cold as ice
You wear their uniform
You pull the trigger
Watch without a shred of remorse as I fall

The blood pours from my gaping wound,
My life flashes through my eyes- I see my daughter,
My body drops,
You’ve slain an enemy,
Am I the enemy?

Will you remember me?
As the light faded from my blue eyes?
Will the memory of my scarlet blood pooling haunt you?
Or will you never give me a second thought?
The man who you murdered in cold blood,
Am I the enemy?

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: war
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kelly Kurt 05 July 2015

In order to get 'followers' to do their nasty bidding, 'leaders' dehumanize the enemy. Most then do not see their kill as human. Thanks for sharing, Frankie Peace

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Chinedu Dike 05 July 2015

The ugly side of battle which does not recognize friends or foes well depicted in the poem. A well articulated piece of poetry insightfully penned with conviction. A good poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.

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