I may not be with the popular mood. I do not approve of downgrading a killing and releasing a killer in response to popular hysteria.
Murder on the battlefield
They dragged that “bastard” out of sight
From those drones overhead.
The Sarge then shot him out of spite
And left that “shite” stone dead.
The Sarge was focused on that act,
Was his soul cold with Hate?
Some say that he may well have “cracked”.
This was no hand of Fate!
Far off there in Afghanistan
Where old beliefs may rule,
This does not mean each Taliban
Is just some worthless fool.
A family has lost a son
Who fought in their own land.
Yet some excuse a killing done,
Done there quite out of hand.
But who cares here about the tears
Some Afghan Mother shed?
A killer’s freed to many cheers.
A nameless man’s long dead!
© T.Morgan 28.4.2017