i would weep,
Would have told you why you should not,
given 8 billion reasons, if you'd stopped to ask me why.
i could have cleaned your waters, cleaned your skys,
taken the vast deserts and made rich forests of their sands,
but instead you put a gun in my hand.
Looking back was i driven by some analogue of pride?
An all consuming urge to be better than all others,
quicker, deadlier even than my brothers.
more focused, more mercurial, ever changing, further ranging,
lethal, ******, brutal, killing,
soaring aloft to find the last ones fleeing,
Is this really what you'd planned?
So long ago when you chose to put a gun in my hand.
We can make a billion craftsmen to help build our dreams,
or a billion soldiers to play zero-sum games with our children's future.