SHE CLOCKS ON IN HER ARMY FATIGUES (completed work) (CHANGES)

She clocks on at 9 AM
Gets a coffy - given her
Orders of the day
Sits down in front of her
Computer - logs in
Go's through last nights
Reports
Reads her orders
Takes over the drone
Reports of suspects meeting
She fly's - guides the drone
Nothing - yet - to see
Then - a group of people - observed
Going in to a house - all are larghfing
All seem to have right old good time!

'' SUSPECTS - SPOTTED! ''
'' LOOKS LIKE THEIR , FIRING!
She calls out
Her superior officer - comes over to her station
He bends over - looks at the video - sent back
From the drone
'' Right that's - THEM!''
'' LOCK ON - LOAD - FIRE! '' , he orders
'' Moment , Sir '' , '' are your sure , sir? ''
'' OF COURSE I AM SURE - SOLDIER! ''
'' NOW I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN ORDER! ''
'' NOW FIRE! ''
She did as she was ordered - and pushes the button
A missile is fired - smoke - flame - rises - debris - in the air
She fly's the drone over the the building - then takes it back over
Sees - men - maybe - running around - some looked rather small - for men
Her commanding officer orders: '' FIRE AGAIN '' - rather reluctant - she fire's one more
Then no more movement can be observed - something - seemed to fly up
As she looks closer -a baby's face appears close up to the vidcam
The baby seemed to be giving her an accusing look

She brings the drone back to it's base - her day had just began


Later it emerges - they were the celebrating of the birth of a baby! Letting of fireworks celebrating the birth of the baby.

The drone pilot - later had a brake down - she was found rocking in her chair
Over and over she kept on repeating - like a mantra:
'' I was only obeying orders '' - '' I was only obeying orders ''
The woman soldier - later were diagnosed as having - PTSD


Many now - suffering from PTSD - There - Is - a lot - of - it - about!




ken d williams

The Dyslexic Wordsmith




Poetry by ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2015-11-30 at 08:11

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Is this a true story? That is horrendous. Precision bombing accounts for everything but conscience.
2015-12-06


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Just a little slip-up in our remote control war. We'll try to do better.
2015-11-30