This Book Is A Collection Of Poems Describing Experiences Of Military Missions Spanning 25 Years Of Flying In The US Air Force Flown To Africa, Antarctica, War Torn Bosnia, And Other Places Around The World It Casts Spiritual Light Onto The Graphics Of Military Flying The Poems Underscore The Fact That There Is A Bright Seam To Life In Not Only What We Do, Which Can Appear As Drudgery, But As A Result Of The Intention One Holds In Doing The Work.The Poet Takes A 50,000 Foot View Of The World, And Translates The Everyday Flights Of US Airmen And Places Them In The All Too Human Landscape He Juxtaposes Their Roles With The Plight Of Every Human Being, Trying To Make The World A Better Place By Succeeding At Their Mission Missions Are Sometimes Dangerous And Are Planned To The Finest Detail To Cover All Contingencies But At The Same Time, All Are Filled With Potential To Escalate Into Something We Never Thought About Psychologically It Is This Translation Of The Surprise Of Reality That The Poet Describes And Connects Through The Eyes Of The Operator, The Flier, Out In The Field, Hacking The Mission For God And Country.
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- Deployed Flight and Sometimes Eternity
- Ronnie Smith
- 10 July 2017 Ronnie Smith