In sky without clouds a military drone passed by
We never used to think this odd or wonder why.
We learned of them over other lands for our security
They even photograph where our children play.
But now at our homes they invade our privacy.
Government drones can see whatever they want now
We have the right to protest but who knows how?
Innocent children, elderly, and weddings demolished
An international court should order them abolished.
Jurisdiction over war crimes some say is a slippery slope
Don’t give that authority to foreigners or you are a dope.
Many have protested having to jump through hoops
While government argues it’s cheaper than using troops.
So we can’t have any say in who or how we kill?
This is madness against thinking people’s will.
ISIS and others recruit using these abusive facts.
Why won't a world entity stop this war crime in its tracks?
We are left with having to spread the word far and wide.
You are killing innocents with drones against a rising tide.
We hope a justice tribunal will on this villainy convene
And rule these acts are cruel war crimes and obscene!
(War Crimes Tribunal "The Hague")
Daniel C. Lavery
Review of Greta Marsh’s Frankie and Jonny and Mommy too, by Daniel C. Lavery, Written for VVAW’s “The Veteran”