by PETER EDWARDS   Nov 29, 2015

Tornado flying in the sky
Computers with 'all seeing eye'
The like of which, ne're forseen
A marriage of, man, machine
Flies so fast, the skies its home
A plane like this, world's never known
Wings swept back in fighter mode
God forbid this plane you goad
'Head up' displays, twin engines roar
Forever upwards as you soar
Computers 'say' 'Missiles away'
Foe never sees another day
Born of mans creative mind
Way ahead, of its time
A real 'killer' this plane be
And all to protect, you and me..


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  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    Wonderful write about a beautiful machine

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    This got me thinking, I thought it was about something to do with the weather but as I read there is more at play then what is said. I also like the images you have used and it instills a feeling in the reader of safety..good read.

    Thank you for the comment on my poem...appreciate it!

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Peter,

    as revealed I will never fly, no matter how hard I flap!

    This tribute to man's inventiveness is great. It illustrates what we can achieve, but also what we are sometimes forced to invent. Machines of war, capable of killing thousands. Still, the writing was on the wall when we discovered fire!

    Excellent form as usual.

    Take care,


  • 2 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Peter, what a nice tribute to the ones that allow us to live in peace, the army and the fighter planes!
    Well done, Red Hot Rhymer:)

    Ingrid x

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Great write, Peter and an interesting topic. I like how you seem to pick specific topics and really make the reader think about what you're writing about - like your recent whale poem!
    Great rhythm and rhyme as always!
    All the best, Ben