Nancy L. Meek

WELCOME TO THE REALITY OF WAR

where everything remains the same
regardless if we change the name
pre-emptive, defensive, terrorism
offensive, operation whateverism

but now it’s out there for all to see
on the web… in the papers… on tv
the shock and awe of every bomb
in case you missed it with Vietnam

beheadings, charred bodies, death,
victims gasping for their last breath
rape, torture, bombs in the ground
an escape from hell yet to be found