American Sniper

A hero.
But is this someone
To inspire us, really?
Is this what we want our children
To dream of being,
When they grow up?
Someone who kills people
For a living?
Yes, he saved many lives,
And that is admirable, in itself,
But does that mean
We should glorify it?
Should we all read the book
And watch the movie?
Is it that important?
Obviously, to the military,
He was a very good man.
But is killing
Something to admire?
He was very skilled.
He helped others.
He killed more people
Than anyone before.
Something seems wrong
With that picture.
There is nothing wrong
With the man.
It is we who are in the wrong.
The man did
What he was supposed to do.
Now, what are we supposed to do?
That is the question.

Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

2 thoughts on “American Sniper”

  1. He was shot to death by some guy who had a vendetta against him. No I don’t think we should glorify Snipers even in the case of the military. From what I understand it warped his mind to the point that he was unable to adjust to civilian life. There is a price to pay for this choice. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword no matter how honorable those killings may appear. In the end it destroyed him.

  2. This morning I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. As you are one of the blogs I follow, primarily because your work resonates with my soul and inspires me, I thought I would nominate you as well. For more information about this award, read my latest post. Feel free to accept or reject 🙂 In any case, may this year be filled with love, light, and positive energy.!

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