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Last thoughts

Minding your own business,
In the sea. 
Along came a ship,
To kill me.
They’ve chased my father and my mum,
They’ve killed my grandparents,
And their son.
These little people,
Who carry a gun.
Are totally committed to killing my son.
They don’t seem to fear, 
Or care.
No matter how fast I Run,
I can’t get away from that gun.
I should go lower into the sea,
2 miles deep ,out of their reach..
But I don’t Dive Dive Dive, 
I’m not a sub, in the sea,
I’m an animal life and should be left be.
I don’t have missles upon my back,
Or torpedos , to shoot back.
I can’t defend and I can’t attack,
I don’t even want to fight back.
I may as well wait here,  to  get shot in the head.
And my flesh stripped, from my body in strips.
I don’t know why I have to die,
My son and my, sister and my mum, all died under this same gun. 
 In to breach goes a round now just darkness and no sound.  
Now I’m on their ship,
 Knives and scalpels take me to bits.
Now theres nothing left of me
Just this poem I leave for thee.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 6:20:00 AM

    hunting has become a part of the mind of men,I think we should only kill what we eat,great write Gary
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 12:15:00 PM

    well done Gary
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:14:00 AM

    Gary a big welcome to the soup, this runs as fast as the waves crashing up and down, well done....David
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:52:00 PM

    gosh gary, this is sure a dark one. It's like sci fi or something. Very interesting one of yours to see for my first time seeing you here. aRe you very new?Welcome to soup!

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