The street light flickered above her head
just thought it faulty
walked on down the well-lit pavement
then at the fifth post
went out with a bang followed by the rest
a tightness in her chest!
The crowds surrounding her became silent
from a loud happy crowd
a forced silence and uncertainty spread
what sounded like gunfire
created a panic as screams filled the air
of the growing danger all aware!
Glass windows shattered amongst city lights
mayhem ensued nobody knew
darkness filled the pedestrian walkways
as injured lay sprawled
masked angry figures moved quickly around
crouched low to the ground!
Impossible to tell if they were of human origin
in the beginning just a few
but the number rapidly grew firing weapons
that did not look familiar
those who tried to escape were hit by a beam
fell without even a scream!
From the sky lights blinded yet deathly quiet
many were herded together
the woman was forced to stand she knew
this was no alien invasion
she had never before seen a real android
that of human emotions were void!
But it had been reported many had escaped
from a military facility
now able to think being far more intelligent
the public were told
they had been captured the danger contained
order had been maintained!
A craft landed and people were forced onboard
loud explosions started
the army and police arrived causing more panic
helicopters now hovered
in a flash the androids ship was hit and exploded
hope of rescue eroded!
Taking just a few hostages they fled the carnage
followed by the troops
many bodies lay around yet none of the robots
littered the bloody scene
made by man as an indestructible military force
news said from an unknown source!
The woman walked back fires now lit her way
guided by uniformed officers
distant explosions filled the smoke polluted air
sirens whaled incessantly
paramedics attended the wounded and dead
she dreaded the future ahead!
Robot wars no longer science fiction but reality!
The Foureyed Poet.