When humans first fought
It was with their hands
Soon however
They moved to clubs and swords

But at least
Both combatants
Were at
Equal risk

Then we moved to
Bows and arrows
Later guns

But at least
The other team
Fire back

Then we started
Dropping bombs

But at least
The other team
Had planes
and anti-aircraft guns

And now
We can sit
Thousands of
Miles away and
Unleash Drones
We no longer
Have to be at
Personal Risk

Or look into the
Eyes of people
We are trying
To kill

Or wonder if
Our bombs hit
A school or
A hospital

But the other
Can do the same
To us!

Ain’t technology wonderful?

John F. McMullen, “johnmac the bard”, is the Poet Laureate of the Town of Yorktown, NY, a member of the American Academy of Poets and Poets & Writers, the author of over 2,500 columns and articles and eight books, and is the host of a weekly Internet Radio Show.