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My Death (The Prequel)

I never heard the round that day that slammed into my chest. † † † †  
I felt the icy pain take hold as it totally missed my vest. † † † †  
Slapped right down upon the rocks as I rolled up off my side. † † † †  
I couldn't get up off that field no matter how hard I tried. † † † †  
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I feel the blood loss draining me, seconds before I die. † † † †  
The scent of cordite lingered about as I looked up in the sky. † † † †  
Lazy clouds dot my picture, drifting in a cobalt blue, † † † †  
my armor and gear weighed me down as I appreciated the view.
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Knowing that it would happen this way but I never knew just when. †
I'm just glad I have the moments to enjoy this perfect Zen. † † † †  
I think back about my deeds and ask God to forgive my soul. † † † †  
I've done good and bad and pray that I'm judged as a whole. † † † †  
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Now I struggle against my gear and I start to feel the chill. † † † †  
Living a life of uniformed service but always seeking the thrill. † † † †  
I knew one day this would happen and this day would eventually come. † † † †  
Now I'm fucking freezing here while I bake in the Afghan Sun. † † †
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I hear the ringing in my ears but not from the explosions nearby. † † † †  
This must be the Sound of Death and I know that I'm going to die. † † † †  
My head lay back within my Kevlar while Iím helpless on the ground. † † † †  
I lost my strength to lift it up for it feels like fifty pounds.  
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My body grows numb; my heart slows down the beats easing with time. † † †
I sense the release is right at hand and Iíll hear the Reaperís chime. † † †
With so much guilt and so much remorse, I never did apologize. † † †
I never really took the time to tell my friends goodbye. † † †
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My breathing became shallower and I know; itís happening now. † † † †  
I'm so scared but still serene as sweat trickled on my brow. † † † †  
My vision starts to blur real bad and my eyelids are heavy to lift. † † † †  
I sense the feeling like I'm flying; up high and adrift. † † † †  
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I can feel the cold gripping my soul as I thought in my head. † † † †  
I imagine my body laying there pumping a pool of red. † † † †  
This is it; I'm right here, take me along this track. † † † †  
Then I slip into the Void and my world goes finally black.
Written by Sinatra877
Published | Edited 17th Mar 2013
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