poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Night walk
jkhutchings

Returning from the warm-up bunker
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soup and coffee in one hand
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M-16 in the other
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halted at every hole
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password given
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lights of the fence
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guiding my way
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getting to the last light
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movement corner of my eye
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I turn to see
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little knee highed deer
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just looking at me
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he standing unafraid
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quietly I empty my hands
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try to load the 16
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grease is froze
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this not Viet Nam
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pulling the magazine
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I chamber one round
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look to see him leaving
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walking with no cares
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he disappears in bushes
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I fire anyway
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and hear a scream
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like a mortally wounded woman
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I continue on
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and get to my position
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in time to hear radio crackling
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"who fired that round".....
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