le beau monde: AK-47’s, M-16’s, Apache helicopters
how kind are all your weapons? have they heroes to endure?
do they always aim for numbers? is their lock on us secure?
at their barrel’s end, a flower? do they put on love a spin?
in the carriage of their motion does each flower child win?
is their priming powder ready? does their action have a stall?
does the script belong to many? of the dead have they recall?
so when we get through history … pray … what nations do they claim?
does armistice mean liberty and Hitler have a name?
how kind are all your weapons? have they bothered death before?
do they have a sense of duty … namely: let’s just stick to war?
do the dreams of others matter? should we listen to their Troy?
does their fire-power chatter mean each soldier’s a good boy?
and while their strength here is not shy and people’s hopes go broke
it’s comforting to know the lie: that war is good for folk.