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Out of the Shadows - Hit Man

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Out of the Shadows - Hit Man

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Woken by a sound, then reaches for his piece.
Startled from that faintest whisper, on the run from the police
Four hours sleep for this mysterious chap is normality, 
Slips into his Armani suit, this being the usual formality.

Waiting, expressionless next to the hotel window, 7 floors high
The death of his mother would not even make this man cry. 
Cold hearted by nature, his soul found a way to escape this life
It all started that day when he came home to his bloodied wife.

Leaving his home that very day…. no return for Joe, couldn‘t wait.
He stood pale faced alone in the pouring rain, not knowing his fate.
(How did this happen to him, how could his wife be gone?
He left for work, then came back…….what did he do wrong?)

Months later, still no emotion displayed on his clammy skin
Being determined that he will not stop until he feels a win.
A puzzle, fits words like a crossword, coloured shapes in holes
Slowly but for sure, he is watching as this enigma unfolds 

He has his target, blonde hair, blue eyes with a trade mark scar.
This man surrounded by ‘his men’, he drives a blacked out car.
He knows no limits, no mountain too high, no abyss too deep
Joe will not stop until the end, his goal to put this man to sleep.

This target will not have it easy, its part of Joes plan.
Do not mistake the stalking from Joe as being “Mr Scars” biggest fan
Empty houses with darkened windows, he watching for the right time
Months ago Joe would have never have lead a life of crime.

Days not hours, patiently waiting for ‘Scar’ to show his face. 
A tear runs down Joeys face, memories return but he keeps his grace.
What’s this? Scar on his own with no protection around his bubble
It will be the biggest mistake he has made, for he is now in trouble.

(Part 3 in writing)

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  1. Date: 4/15/2010 9:49:00 PM
    Waiting for more to come from your pen

  1. Date: 4/15/2010 1:55:00 PM
    The poem with no conclusion leaving the audience hanging....Keep the mysteries flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 4/15/2010 1:23:00 PM
    oh the saga begins--can't wait for the conclusions. don't leave me hanging. LOL

  1. Date: 4/15/2010 1:04:00 PM
    Exciting write Gareth and hits home with me as I grew up in this environment as a child... with Mafia all around... could be a dynamic movie down the road.. anxious for part 3 to see how it ends... very creative and innovative ..luv.. "Sweetheart"