Indifferent Army

14 02 2012

Carbon copies one by one

Built to kill and never stun

Forward they march

Through nervous streets

Responding to an unheard beat

One thousand soldiers of one mind

Actions effortlessly synchronized

No one can successfully retaliate

Against an army not fueled by hate

Crimes of logic not of passion

Executed in an orderly fashion

Fingers on triggers do not flinch

Black killer bullets never miss

Death seduces life with its metallic kiss

The cold hard truth out there to see

Is that logic and greed outweigh humanity

For every twenty guns there is but one open heart

For every healed soul there are a hundred red marks

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17 responses

14 02 2012
pointsthruprose

Great poem on an important yet frightening topic

14 02 2012
catcherofstars

Gracias, mi amiga! 😉
Andrea

14 02 2012
willowdot21

Brilliant , perfectly written to the point and very frightening!!

14 02 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you, I watched a slide show about the Holocaust. It was Hitler, not the soldiers that hated. To me, they were robots.
Andrea

14 02 2012
El Guapo

Sadly, in too many wars (like the Germans, or Rwanda), the carbon copies are fueled by hate.
Even scarier.

19 02 2012
catcherofstars

Yes, but passion can at least be used against those who possess it.
Andrea

15 02 2012
Maiya

Written so well it gave me chills. I watched movies based on the holocaust and thought to myself many must have known what was happening was wrong and still they did it. Truely frightening.

19 02 2012
catcherofstars

I don’t understand it. If Hitler didn’t have soldiers, he couldn’t have done what he did. The people who feared him were together stronger than he could ever hope to be, yet still he controlled them.
Andrea

16 02 2012
Vampire Weather

A dark work, my friend, but striking in its portrayal. Your poetry is always thought provoking and deep! I love it

17 02 2012
catcherofstars

I merely write the words that should be.
If my verses are deep then yours must be bottomless. 🙂
Andrea

17 02 2012
Autumn Sunshine

Your writing just gets better and better, Andrea 🙂 great work. This is amazing!

19 02 2012
catcherofstars

Thank you so much!! xxxxxxx
Andrea

17 02 2012
Thomas Davis

Powerful stuff.

19 02 2012
catcherofstars

🙂
Andrea

21 02 2012
Francina

Powerful, strong written poem, Andrea.

Ciao, Francina

24 02 2012
catcherofstars

It is a bit unusual compared to my other ones, a little more depressing, but I think the message is clear
Andrea xxx

25 02 2012
bardessdmdenton

Again, so powerful!

‘The cold hard truth out there to see
Is that logic and greed outweigh humanity
For every twenty guns there is but one open heart
For every healed soul there are a hundred red marks’

I could not agree more. When armies seek to robotize and desensitize the individual, horrors have, can and still do happen.

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