Virtual Warfare

Virtual Warfare
by Thomas Gsella1

For cows there are glasses
Feigning land they can graze.
On "green pastures" time passes
And their soul, it sways.

Same now for the commanding holders,
Its effect: amazing.
Be they Russian, Ukrainian,
Atlantic or Rhinelandian,
They look inside and see the smolders
And fear and anguish and the blazing,
Carnage, blood, and death alone,
For them to enjoy and regale on.

And the soldiers? They go home,
Proceed to simply living on!

  1. translated from Virtuelle Kriegsführung by Thomas Gsella, probably in: Das Magazin, 19. Februar 2022. Available at