Louie Levy

Rookie (1926 / N.Y.C; NY USA)

'Kill Or Be Killed' - - Poem by Louie Levy

-first order of our soldier's basic training in Texas

where freshly young, innocent and obedient boys
'Take orders or suffer consequences'

Dog tagged, robotized and uni formed costume sized, .
equipped for a massacre trip to hell and damnation
March to the beat of cadence counting feet and...

...having your betrothed sorrowfully left waiting at home,
family, friends and whom ever proudly depressed

'Brave to be honored, for Peace and Freedom'

Jacketed medals for bull's eye ball scoring,
all is fair with hate and devilish war
Love ne'er be munitions of machine gunned blessing
nor an enemy that becomes another youthful weapon,
void of soul and ill will requited.

So are the contaminants of all malignant armies gone mad,
bombs bursting in air, blood, guts spilled everywhere,
drugs and adrenalin, space aged technology,
night vision enlightened, rocketed grenades,
redemption, forgiven for killing innocent children?

Kill, kill, kill! , led indisciminate by
war lords of preaching political sermons

'Hey Sergeant,
I'm hit, need a medic,
Who's dead?

There was no 911 for help then

Angels are a hoax,
just pray and be radio frequenc'd,
there are no congressional preachers
in foxholes, they hath in their safe sat temples
preached for us to be saved?

While youth under heavenly battlefield thunder
be struck and blundered, just to where are we doomed?
Having our Empathy, Love and be 'Slay fully Reaping '

'War was not, nor will it ever be
the solution for lasting Peace'

Louie levy
WW II Veteran

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Comments about 'Kill Or Be Killed' - by Louie Levy

  • (7/12/2008 4:02:00 AM)

    Mr Pruchinicki; Your comment and my reply to your question;

    A Japanese Proverb, 'Know thy self, know thy enemy'
    as I have, at my time in service and afterwards.1944-46
    There were countless youths, forced into uniform and made to kill or be killed under the rule of inhuman dictators and the likes. German kids that were happy to surrender. After the war, Russian military kids refused to kill their own peace activists. The general populace of an aggressive, conquering country do NOT want war. Their children are forced to KILL OR BE KILLED by their own anarchy. You write a slanted composed story like writ, hardly prose or poem. PH is not a forum for debate, so I've read somewhere here.

    Incidentally, Did you all cheer when your comrade brethren was murdered? Or are you still living with the thought of whether the trade off was worth his life but not of your own? Did you report the murderer for court martial? Yes, I can say it like it is. I've read at least 15 of your common prose like writs.. What you're doing on P.H. is a way of getting the 'back pats' for what you can't insightfully write in depth about empathy and compassion. Certainly, you're helping save the 'Cream of Scholars; reserved to kill invisible enemies along with innocent kids and families for 6 long wasteful years. It's malignancy has spread around the world.
    WAKE UP! The WMDs,10 fold more powerful and their delivery very possible with using our oil money. I google searched you by name before I took liberty to thwart off your inflaming comment, written of your own, self righteous aggression.

    See a head English professor's point of editor acceptance and his flashing of my credentials.
    http: //www.cyberwit.net/rev.htm
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  • (6/28/2008 1:30:00 PM)

    Why the flashing of credentials, Louie? Your 'Kill or Be Killed' is kind of confused, seems to me. You mix modern lingo with outdated usage (like 'love ne'er be munitions', and others too numerous to mention) and confuse what war is with a political diatribe. Louie, what in the world do you think war is but kill or be killed?
    Soldiers do NOT sit down at a table and talk it over as they resolve differences, not in this century or the last either! Or in all of recorded history, for that matter! I don't what else a grunt (infantry soldier) can do in a war but kill in order to sutvive, do you?

    Gas prices too high? Write your congressman to promote drilling for oil today! Wage war on the supine representatives of the people who refuse to act in a time of crisis.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 28, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 28, 2008

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