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Sniper
by A Serviceable Villain
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'Scope on sniper rifle . . . '


Snipe-hunter skilled

Aim-kill the elusive

But first-out flank

Warm body-skirmish.

 

He looked-sighted

Scope on sniper rifle

Squeezed the trigger

Warm body now erased.

 

Quickly left the scene

Careful-left no trace

Wasn’t seen or heard

Mourners cried-hated.

 

Could kill from a mile away

High-powered rifle made

from coffin; wood-bullets

used to nail coffin shut.

 

Took life after life-tried

not to look at their face

or wedding ring-just get

the bloody job done.

 

Then one day had to take

out wife’s father-couldn’t

Loved her too much-he

became the next victim.

 

Was with his wife and kids

Never heard the bullet

Snuffed out at thirty three

Shot by his father-in-law.

 

‘2009’ RLS

 



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Reviewed by Linda Settles
You write great tragedies, Lance. This one makes me wonder who the lovely hero was who couln't pull the trigger that last time. A great plot for an action movie.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Survival of the fittest? Or survival or the soulless? Reminds me of the Coen Bros. movie, No Country For Old Men. A different morality for sure. Interesting and causes me to think. Blessings, J'nia
Reviewed by 000 000
What goes around...comes around.
Very well written and thought
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sad one today, Lance, but powerfully penned! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Lovely twist of irony here. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Seems like we are at the same dark place today!!

A family member of mine that was in the Police Force, was take out like this!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Lance,

I was with you all the way on this one. What a tragedy, especially the last line. fantastic write once again.

Mary
Reviewed by Bonnie May
Real example of kill or be killed...WOW, tortured souls and very destructive ones..Great write in showing that at the end one did find compassion...TERRIFIC Lance, love and hugs, Bonnie
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