A Cool Bullet

A Cool Bullet

A Poem by riskrapper

end the war now


another cool bullet
to the head

a sudden death of
an American dream

the smart uniform
of a young officer

pressed and squared
sharp as a West Point salute

lay blood stained and crumpled
in a lifeless heap on a hospitals floor

the furious efforts of
heroic triage teams comes to naught

trust, respect and idealism
lie victim to an assassins whim

the dreams of another young patriot
prematurely commended to a cold grave

forevermore his body to moulder
returning to earths royal dust

an assassins work speaks
hard blatant truths

we somehow
refuse to hear

leave Afghanistan
to the Afghans

its time to leave
the ungodly places

that betray our dreams
and murder our children

Music Selection
Tom Jones
Green Green Grass of Home


© 2012 riskrapper

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Added on May 2, 2012
Last Updated on May 2, 2012
Tags: Afghanistan, war, murder