Poetry By Chuck



In the day of darkness,
lit by our goggles,
I see the enemy ahead,
and kill him.

But, who is the enemy?

With the technology,
from high above,
I see the enemy ahead,
and kill him.

How many are there?

From the safety of my ship,
on a radar screen,
I see the enemy ahead,
and kill him.

How old is he?

Around he corner he waits,
Crouched with firing pin,
to unleash the fury,
of a car bomb heathen.

Why does he do this?

He saws and cuts with relish,
the heads from our bodies,
he makes the final moments,
a hell of agony.

What does he stand to gain?

They prance and dance with impunity,
seemingly never to be caught.
They risk little in their infamy
and no sorrow is in their thoughts.

Who gives them their money?

Another article to write.
Another news story to submit.
Another photo there to take,
while others die in political fits.

What do we gain?

Author notes

Written April 28th, 2005


  • Chuck Johnson silver member
    July 29, 2005
    Slowly, as is the case when dealing with crazy people, we are gaining an insite into who these people are...the driving force behind their zeal at killing innocent people. They have been taught to look at people as insignificant, peons no pawns in the chess board of lies that composes their twisted journey. Such non-entities are nothing to them. I watched a video yesterday that pretty much describes the terrorist. He, as he kills, recites over and over, "God is Great". "God is Great." "God is Great." Over and over. Is it any wonder that when the twisted teachings have converted a twisted soul, they perform twisted acts? No. Follows the pattern of a misguided soul that has been caught in a political web of deception and sacrifices their lives in useless abandon. Ty for your comment! Appreciate it.

  • anyonita jenea
    July 29, 2005
    who is the enemy?...this is very thought provoking...i have enjoyed it a lot...i only wish i could answer those questions...or if any one could for that matter...

  • wishintreeUK
    May 22, 2005


    Reading this Chuck, it's easy to see that you have experienced much that many would never wish to have to, it does make one wonder why? if war could be the answer, then there would never have been a second world war... if man could only get to the root of the evil in the world, then the questions you have in your poem would no longer need to be asked.

    You have written another deep and thought provoking poem and I thank you for sharing this with us Chuck.

    Well Done!

    Edited on May 22, 12:03 because 'Typo'.
  • amyloris
    April 30, 2005
    What a sad commentary. Well written and thought-provoking. There's not enough concern for the humanity behind warring forces. Very good!

  • Touchof1der Moderators member
    April 29, 2005
    As always Chuck, I know this has come from your heart. You have seen so many things in your lifetime as you served our country and I cannot even begin to imagine all the memories you must carry within your heart, both good and bad, as well as happy and sad. Thank you for sharing this. Take care and be well my friend. 
    ¢¾ Kimberly

  • BattleOfBlood
    April 29, 2005
    This is amazing, it was true and captivating and just like all of your work it was beyond imagined. You are very talented with words, and could do much with that talent. I loved how you put this in the style you did and it was just great. Keep on writing.
    Blessed be,
  • The True Asp gold member
    April 29, 2005

    Unusual format drives home message with rhyth

    You said it all in an unusual form. Killing is a part of war, and innocents get caught always have, part of life, and there has always been the vultured media, it unforunately our humanity.

  • Elizabeth Julz
    April 28, 2005
    have decided to applaud this piece.

  • -Puppet-Master-
    April 28, 2005
    this is a very self reflective piece...
    it gets you thinking about many things, not just war.
    i like the set out of it a lot, with the questions in between each verse. i really like the last question and the fact that you put it as your title....
    i have decided to applaud this piece.