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Blackwater and Friends

by Richard Tornello


We’re the pit bulls of the Warlords
And we’re really not to blame.
Here to divert attention
for the failures of your game.
The way we walk, the way we strut.
We’re pit bulls of the Lord War.
Do as we dammed well please.

Legislate all you want.
BUT
If it’s protection you require
You’ll leave US our desires:
NO bosses.
NO oversight..
we shoot on sight…

The army really needs US.
About 160,000 strong.
Adds up to the numbers
You should have brought along.
As an adjunct to your forces
You could never get it wrong!
No Bosses.
No rules..
Oversight? we shoot on sight…
The way we walk, the way we strut.
We’re the pit bulls of the Warlords
Doing as we damned please.

2 dead tonight?
From church You say?
Too damned bad,
Additionally…
“They wouldn’t stop”
“Danger to US”
We say.
All is said and done,
They had it coming, anyway, ho hum.

Should we be outnumbered
In a deadly fire fight,
An A130 Gun ship
Always airborne, flight.

We’re the pit bulls of the Lord War
We do what we damned please.
Don’t cross US, no not once.
You’re in our gunsights,
                                        Squeeze.

We walk…


© 2007 Richard Tornello

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