Gavin M. Campbell

FRIENDLY FIRE

He was killed today.
A 5.56 bullet hit him
Friendly fire they claim,
“This was a friendly bullet.”

He may be better off
Who wants to live, when
Enemies want you dead
And friends oblige them?

A bullet knows no name,
It only knows two things.
Fly straight at full speed, and
Do not let anyone stop it!

His problem today was
A highly motivated bullet
Was fired from the rifle
Of one of his fellow soldiers.