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(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

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Bullet From A Gun

I lived my life
Like a bullet from a gun
racing down a barrel
from an explosive past
Always smoke and fire and blast
Then I moved on

In my haste racing away
I'm concerned not who
I graze
All my days I came
crashing into, littered souls
What carnage, too

Once I left I was gone
awesome, strong
Hell-bent on ways
that destruction sent
Cold steel and
Hot lead

My nerves bled
and others too
Through your flesh and heart
I pierced
With never a thought
of mercy due

I lived my life
Like a bullet
from a gun
Cold, cold steel and
Red hot lead

Submitted: Sunday, September 02, 2012


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  • Heather Wilkins (6/4/2013 2:59:00 PM)

    a strong quick paced write. Seems like life passed by so fast. At the blink of an eye it is ending. informative

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  • Ruby Honeytip (11/15/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    Geez Louise Sir! Exactly what have you been up to?
    Great write, very strong and expressive, really hits the target (see what I did there? lol)

  • Aung Si (10/3/2012 5:04:00 AM)

    You can attract me starting from the title.Bullet from the gun is really strong and miraculous.

  • Sunny Rose (9/5/2012 3:33:00 AM)

    Awesome poem so strong

  • * Sunprincess * (9/4/2012 7:03:00 PM)

    I feel sorry for the hearts, which were pierced from the bullet of the gun...awesome write.. :)

  • Stevie Taite (9/4/2012 3:15:00 PM)

    Strong, powerful and direct write. Great shot sir!

  • Diane Hine (9/3/2012 8:30:00 AM)

    Direct expression is very effective.

  • Constance K Yost (9/3/2012 6:46:00 AM)

    Awesomely masculin-first and second stanzas explosive-emotions shoot straight.

  • Evelyn Nec (9/3/2012 4:30:00 AM)

    THIS IS AMAZING! ! ! ! ! I really feel the pain......the damage from an explosive past.

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