Pretty Picture.

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Pretty Picture.

 

We stood there , all of us,

neatly in a row.

FACE TO THE LEFT.”

The voice demanded.

In that instant I had a vague memory.

There was a hint,

an inkling of recollection.

 

I reeled back from the jolt of harsh imagery.

TURN TO THE RIGHT.”

Again , the voice sent me further back

into a different perception, place and time.

 

My head was slumped.

I could look down.

As I opened my eyes I could see the villagers running in confusion.

They looked like ants as if their nest had been ripped open.

 

I felt the heat of the engines blowing down on my neck..

The entire ship shook from the recoil of the 50 calliber.

Each instant of rational was BLOWN FROM MY MIND

with the machine guns discharge.

 

The ground was covered with so many different colors,

and I recall.

It was their garments that were so pretty.

 

As the image fades we pull up and out.

FACE FORWARD”,

I open my eyes.

BRIGHT, painfully bright light.

I close them, my teeth clench.

 

I still hear him yelling.

The dust is flying, the fucking chopper is taking off,

and he’s YELLING,

YOU KILL EVERY ONE OF THOSE MOTHER FUCKERS

AND YOU BETTER NOT COME BACK WITH ANY LIVE LOADS!”

 

I was identified as the man who frigged him.

They’ve court marshaled me and plan to execute me in the morning.

Unfortunately for the wrong crime.

They didn’t see the pretty picture from the sky.

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Artie commented on Pretty Picture.

11-29-2009

In order to have an accurate view of the world in which we live, we need to see as many sides as possible. Some not as pleasant as others, but all are necessary. I was glued to this all the way through. 10 from me

captaininsight

11/29/2009

Awsome Artie , It pleases me to no end to hear that, Thank You.

swashington commented on Pretty Picture.

09-14-2009

This is a very deep read, it is very moving also keep up the good work.

captaininsight

12/06/2009

Thank You Ms. Swashington

HarverTomsson commented on Pretty Picture.

08-30-2009

War almost never determines who is right, just who is left. It was thoreau who said, "On a dead man, rags are as becoming as purple." Pretty rags, very dead. Chilling irony.

captaininsight

08/30/2009

Elloquent as ever Mr. Tomsson. Thank You for your read.

Charlie23 commented on Pretty Picture.

08-27-2009

Well written! I can see the images and they're not so pretty, the writing however is great!

captaininsight

08/29/2009

who said life was always pretty? Have you ever heard of non-beauty, of non-esoterism? You can see the images thats my objective , not to provide you with pretty pictures . If you want pretty images pick up good house keeping. You miss the point entirely in this work. I'm wasting my time responding to you and I now realize I should be responding to my couch.

captaininsight

08/29/2009

I appologize, I was bitchy.

captaininsight

08/29/2009

the immages are horrific.

Charlie23

08/29/2009

Sarcasm, sweetheart?! Typically I find the dogs easier to converse with than the couch! They seem so clueless but enjoy the attention.

captaininsight

08/30/2009

Touche!

tsgirl commented on Pretty Picture.

08-27-2009

wow an imaginary picture this was. well figured out. stay writing brother. you're invited to check me out at www.lulu.com/joy4luv also the few poems that I have here Thank You 1 Luv

captaininsight

08/27/2009

much thanks and muchlove . I will be reading you with pleasure.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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