October 9, 2009

Hand grenades to right of them,
Suicide bombers to left of them,
Drones in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell


Desert Mystery said...

Good rendition of The Battle of Balaklava, and the Charge of the Light Brigade poem!

Although I believe Dante's Inferno applies better to the land of the pure.

Ali said...


Charge of the light brigade?

Xeb said...

Haha, I was thinking more of poor development sector workers who sit around dinner tables discussing drones, and target killings, and bomb blasts happening all around them as casually as if they're talking about random officer gossip. It's scary how little notice we take of these things.