Samsara

Samsara

A Poem by Jeremy Baker

I’ve killed millions

of pixels,

destroyed worlds, armies

and yet somehow

always managed to survive.

 

No sounds, no stains to show where once

stood a soul.

 

No PTSD for me, no nightmares

except THE ONE:

that my connection might lag,

drop out, or die.

 

What is death? A blue screen,

nothing more.

 

I fear not death, nor pain,

nor any enemy.

For when my tour of duty

is complete,

I will have my medals.

 

And I will turn off my computer

and go home.

© 2013 Jeremy Baker


Author's Note

Jeremy Baker
I was inspired when I read that the human operators of remotely controlled drones will now be eligible for bravery awards.

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Interesting perspective, it made me think what's worth of a machine if we don't want it anymore. very nice.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Jeremy Baker

5 Years Ago

Thank you!
A beautiful comment on the hilarity of life.

Posted 6 Years Ago


The true Gamers Mantra

Posted 6 Years Ago


Its been a while since I have read you Jeremy and I am so glad to review this.

Unique and insightful words. Write on poet!

Helena

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jeremy Baker

6 Years Ago

Thank you Helena, I'm honoured!
Ever since I first read Jeremy`s poems some time ago I am really impressed by his talent.
He is a tremendous writer, full of quality, writing of the highest literary standard. I really like his work, and this is up to his own very high standard. Great

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jeremy Baker

6 Years Ago

Thank you Leslie, both for the feedback and the compliment!
This is a great piece. It makes you wonder what has come of this world where we give awards for "sitting at home" to put it simply. Really love this though.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jeremy Baker

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your feedback and kindness :)
Kesha

6 Years Ago

Your welcome :))
You strike deep into the heart of modern warfare... as if a video game could teach us justice or mercy... There is much we can do... and there is much more we should reconsider.. Rebirth.. yes.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jeremy Baker

6 Years Ago

Thank you, Craig. It's heartening to find kindred spirits here :)
that is really a mind provoking poem. it brings endless questions to mind thinking of what death is and what happens after death..since nobody died and came back to tell us what is there..

i liked how you penned this in such a nice way..

Posted 6 Years Ago


Brave girl

6 Years Ago

i agree!
Jeremy Baker

6 Years Ago

Thank you both!
khalid

6 Years Ago

welcome

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Jeremy Baker
Jeremy Baker

Busselton, South West, Australia



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I'm a former English & Literature teacher who has always enjoyed the magic, power and simple romance of words well written. My favourite writers include Pablo Neruda, Liam O'Flaherty, Anthony Eaton.. more..

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