With my ears ringing from the noise of the shells
crouching in a ditch my hands covering my face
beside me my comrades are injured or dead
how did I survive with only a cut on my arm.
now for the first time I’m in a confused state
finding it hard to believe dying was not my fate!
Deep in mud and covered in my comrades blood
our vehicle blown off the enemies dirt road
getting cold and desperate as the sun quickly sets
the radio destroyed as the land mine went off
my only hope that we’re being tracked from base
waiting here wiping sweat off my own face!
Noise overhead of the helicopter coming down
being in limbo between life and a lonely death
uplifted as my mates could also still be alive
the downdraft is strong it’s coming into land
the crew is running as fast as they can to us all
thank god the sound of the rescuers call!
How can we imagine the horrors faced each day
of those killed and injured by cowardly bombs
the carnage to the military police and civilians
happening to often around the battered world
an awful indictment of a merciless side of man
who coldly create and execute this plan!
If only sanity would prevail but this will never be?
The Foureyed Poet.