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Treetop Firefight
by B Thomas Daniels

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80 miles and hour
Standing on the skid
Tree tops nipping at my feet
Free fire zone Victor Zulu 2 o’clock
Lock and load

Movement in the brush
I squeeze the trigger of justice
Sentence of death screams out
Walk the tracer glow in

How many lives saved
For each one taken
How many have been avenged

Acrid smell of Chinese miracle
Coats gleaming casings
As they fall spinning to the ground

Streaming protests of the unjust
Ventilate my aluminum ship
Wounded she turns for the nest
Where caring hands will patch her
And prepare her for our next trip

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Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/14/2003
Simply put...Wonderful write.
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 3/14/2003
Powerful imagery...powerful writing!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/14/2003
Bertram, this was an excellent write. You had me dancing the treetops with you. Justice comes in all shapes and forms.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/13/2003
Hey Tom,

Ya know..this was always my favorite of yours, because you have taken us there, to that place with you, and we feel and hear that battle taking place..

Love it Tom!

Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 3/13/2003
"Acrid smell of Chinese miracle" - yes, odd how something capable of delighting the world with spectacular fireworks in the sky, has instead been used to assure many more will die.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/13/2003
Good write about the fight. It's good that you can vent through your writes. I have similar experiences as yours. I'm still having nightmares. tkcare Grady
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/12/2003
Whoa.....this took me on a flight to a place I have never seen. Yikes I feel like I sometimes I take life for granted.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/12/2003
Very visual, and very well written.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/12/2003
powerful and piercing write, bertram! good job! :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/12/2003
visually stunning...striking us like bullets, straight into the heart...well done. excellent! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

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