Poetry Corner: “The unofficial mission”

The unofficial mission

The 52 “Birds” knife up through muggy dense tropical air
and when over their target
spawn the eggs of doom
the captain of one of the planes proclaimed these bastards are getting a load of hot jelly
and since this unofficial no bullshit about it on the telly
but somehow a leak to the Fifth Estate

“Napalm Burns and Maims 700”
in a private conference the generals are most perturbed
and shout about those god damned press bastards
millions with a passing interest gobble
down the evening meal peering at the evening news
and agree with the generals blaming the commies and Cong
with their anti-American propaganda machine
Smith and Jones thought it deserved less attention
after all war is war
they pop open another beer
and watch re-runs of MASH
were was and will
war will always be fun and painless

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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