Responsibility Abdicated

easy is the hand

that holds the gun steady 

as you pull the trigger



bloody is the hand

guided by the steady hand

on the hilt



uneasy lie the tablets

as calm hands

hold the water jug



its not murder

its not death

just doing my job



not my doing

not my responsibility

just following orders

not even gods will



nuremberg defence

is no defence at all

use your conscience

and object

© 2017 michael d emmerich

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