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by Ed Matlack

Monday, July 24, 2006
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One less terrorist,

Just a flip of the wrist,

Just pinch the trigger,

Shot through the head,

Explosive charge in the lead…


What does the soldier feel,

When off the head he shoots real,

It does not interfere with his meal,

No feeling does he experience,

Only the rifles recoil he does feel…


On his job he does excel,

His round out of the chamber he does impel,

For others to find he does not leave a shell,

To kill those that wish destruction of democracy,

With patriotism for his cause he does them quell…

© ed ~ 7/24/06

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/25/2006
Serious poetry from you Ed!!

Powerful my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/25/2006
Your poem says it well. War makes men out of children in ways that change them forever.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/25/2006
Quite a poem, brother. I think it becomes a reflex, if one does it long enough. Have you seen all three Sniper Movies?
Reviewed by Alexandre Arnau 7/25/2006
this reminds me of a quote i read:

interviewer: "So, what do you feel when you have to shoot someone?"
the sniper thought about it for a minute, shrugged, and replied, "Recoil."
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/25/2006
I think I read that the blood shuts off to a part of the brain that would otherwise cause thought overload....
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 7/24/2006
I had a friend who was in special ops and from what he told me…they are so filled with the moment that when search and destroy is made, they have little recollection of it…well done sir
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