Friday, February 10, 2017

The Machines of War

Those of us who survive are left to shed the tears as we remember our dead.  When the departed die for no good reason other than to advance a country's selfish policy, those tears are filled with rage and sadness.  There are no worse tears I can think of.

The young go willingly.  They throw themselves into harm's way with nary a thought.  But contrary to their posturing, their bravado, they are not indestructible.

The Machines of War are arbitrary and will always finish what they begin. ..... No matter how long it takes.  No matter if there is a victory.  No matter if the machines leave thousands lying in contorted poses in their wake.  The Machines of War always win and Humanity always loses.

For my nephew on this US Navy remembrance day.  He didn't make it home...........

RIP Bobbie.  1983 - 2005

4 comments:

JACKIESUE said...

Goddess bless him.

jadedj said...

The thought that stays with me over the years is, they who didn't, wanted to come home just as much as anyone else did. R.I.P., brother.

Ol'Buzzard said...

The machines of war are politicians.
My heart goes out.....
the Ol'Buzzard

The Blog Fodder said...

This makes me sad.