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A Bullet Named Ken

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A Bullet Named Ken

A Snapshot Of War.

He lies next to me in the mud
Dead; a shot blew half of his skull
Away leaving the taste of brains
In my mouth.” I shot that goddamn,
Dirty, rotten rag head, Ken! I
Cut him in half before he
Hit the ground!”  Ken had a grotesque
look on his dirty, blood-soaked face.
Something I couldn’t quite make out.
I stared into his vacant eyes
And found myself unconsciously 
Saying with no embarrassment, 
“I’m glad it had “your” name on it.”

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  1. Date: 4/1/2011 8:55:00 PM
    yeah love the Lords name in vain, I am sure he does too...

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 7:21:00 PM
    intense write....