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Scary Moments

The first damn bullet shot at me in anger
by some frigging commie with an itchy trigger finger.

I heard it zip by very close to my head.
I was glad I was still alive instead of dead.

All those months of training kicked in,
I hit the ground a shootin’ and a cussin’.

Then I was on my stomach and off my feet,
I was surprised that I could hear my own heart beat.

A few more scattered shots here and there,
a couple too close to my head and hair.

As quickly as it started it came to an end,
I was relieved I survived to fight again.

Fear is adrenaline gone wild.
In battle there is no meek or mild.

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 11:47:00 AM
    Quite the remanence of Nam. Many a story I have been told by my Pop. Scary, so incredibly, inhumanely terrifying. Wonderful job capturing it.

    Stevenson Avatar Jerry Stevenson
    Date: 5/17/2014 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Amy: Over forty years have passed and it is still fresh on my mind. Jerry