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The Shot

Joined: 10/19/2010
Posts: 44
There are many like it
But this one is yours
The rifle…..The shot
What can take a second
Will last an hour

The heart you hear, is the one of your own
And the shots to your flanks must be disregarded
You know time will not wait for you
So you act

With your calloused fingers you firmly grasp a fresh bullet
From the depths of a scarred cardboard container
The solution to your problem
Slowly you put the single round in rifle
That’s all it will take


Your rifle is now locked
What was once a contortion of wood and metal
Is now effective
You grasp the varnished wooden stock of the rifle
Entwine you finger around the cold trigger
And lay your head firmly against the stock to look through the sights.

Through your sights you see what, or more so whom, you’ve been looking for
Across the barren battlefield you see a glare
The glass of his scope is reflecting off the glimmer of the redeeming sun
You realize it is game over.


Your comrades look on at a distance, and see you fall
You lost

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