Friday, February 17, 2012

Destruction of the Reich

Killing from above
Destroying the enemy below
For Hitler's Germany
Was due
For a reckoning

B-17s filled with men, guns and more
Carrying bombs to destroy factories
The planes moved overland
The safe zone was passed
The Flying Fortresses
Armed to the teeth
Seemingly prepared
But the enemy approached

Lumbering giants armed well
Surrounded by hawks who never stopped
B-17s were meat for the hawks
Flying in formation
Above the Reich

The fortresses in flight soared
Orders shouted
Prayers quietly spoken
The hunters were about to strike
The prey defended itself

Eventual destruction of cities
And railways
Of shipping
And factories
Did not stop the war
Only the killing of the beast
The state could do that
The end came for this chapter
But the wars went on
Without end it seems
As if it is our destiny