Disclaimer: The characters and situations of the TV-Programme 'Space: Above And Beyond' depicted in this story are legal property of Glen Morgan and James Wong, Hard Eight Production and 20th Century Fox Broadcasting and have been used without permission. No copyright infringement intended. This poem is not open for distribution or sale in either fanzines, ftp-sites or elsewhere without the permission of the authors.

Nobody's Song

I was born at 18, nothing more than a child

You did your best to teach me; monitor-mine

I did the things you asked - and l never ran wild.

Seems I turned out just peachy; monitor-mine

I studied so hard, learned my lessons so well

You never had to beat me; monitor-mine

Did you ever care - that I lived in Hell?

'Coz I trusted you completely; monitor-mine

Did I make you proud, the first time I killed?

He did his best to reach me; monitor-mine

Or did it make you sick - all the blood that was spilled?

I gutted him so neatly; monitor-mine

You gave me my life, then you made me your slave

Just how is it you see me? monitor-mine

I have to work for you - until I find my grave.

I now see things so clearly; monitor-mine

An In-Vitro am I, though you call me 'Tank'

I know just how you see me; monitor-mine

Made from one woman's egg - and one sperm from a bank

But my life will cost you dearly; monitor-mine

You trained me to kill, then you sent me to die

You're not so clever really; monitor-mine

But I learned how to live - and I learned how to lie

There's no more you can teach me; monitor mine

Now I have returned, and your life's in my hands

Aren't you pleased to see me; monitor-mine?

If you want to survive - listen to my demands

Or I could gut you neatly; monitor-mine

I just want to live, to love laugh and cry

I think you should hear me; monitor-mine

I want to grow old - and only then to die

So why is it you fear me? monitor-mine

Tell me, why is it you fear me; monitor-mine?

Mogs November/December 1997

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