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Welcome to victory

Poetry By: willetgrome
Literary fiction



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Submitted:Nov 12, 2012    Reads: 41    Comments: 14    Likes: 8   


Welcome to Victory

Welcome to a dusty checkpoint,

sprouted in some sun tortured Mesopotamian desert,

that was my tedious claim to fame

in this whole chaotic battle array;

watching over stragglers-

one strolls too close for comfort,

his pass revoked with lead.

I shot a man,

poor bastard, he did not know the word for stop,

now he's crying for his mother,

invoking Allah for the grace of martyrdom,

a bullet in his chest sprung the life force from its shelter.

I had come so far;

from two mighty towers crumbled,

to one blood stained patch of sand,

this is all I got for vengeance.

Welcome to my victory,

mission well and truly accomplished;

I made another mother don the mourning colors.

I kill you, then you kill me,

the solemn pact of war

and perfect equation

for victory.

JKM





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