Treasure Island

Atef Ayadi

A Brief Short Story: In The Head Of A Sniper

He hired a professional sniper to shut him accurately in the heart; one shut, one bullet, quick and perfectly done.
after walking out from the meeting with the sniper, a cold thought melted his guts:
'why i need to be hunted and shut dead? '
'is it important to die like a hunted animal, or a hero'
'where and when from now? '
'is there anything i forgot? '
'is there anything i need to claim before i die more than claiming my own death? '

'is there anything that will stop this accurate bullet? '
' or should i run away, hide from the sniper? after all he his a human being with at least one unique skill. will he suddenly shift his intention from being a sniper to a compassionate peace keeper or something else completely different?

what is my odds, what is my luck?
it looks, to me life is chasing a bullet from heart to heart'

Submitted: Sunday, September 28, 2008
Edited: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Brief Short Story: In The Head Of A Sniper by Atef Ayadi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe Updates

New Poems

  1. Let Me, Lauren B Called
  2. Consider a Change in Direction, Seema Chowdhury
  3. Twilight Corsage Of The King Of Heaven, mary douglas
  4. God, Show Me the Way, Seema Chowdhury
  5. A Baby Mobile As Impossibly The Pattern .., mary douglas
  6. Calm Negative Emotions, Seema Chowdhury
  7. Leaf, gajanan mishra
  9. Hello.... Sweetie!, Leylek D. Sovura
  10. It Is Our Destiny, Seema Chowdhury

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

[Hata Bildir]