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A man wrestles with his actions.
P J Francis
Just an aspiring horror writer from the UK
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P J Francis
Isnít life funny?
One minute you are the worlds most popular guy, then in the next second you are enemy number one.
I guess thatís the story of my life there. Family man turned bad.
I try not to blame myself. The conflict was not of my own making, rather another mans greed.
Isnít that another of lifeís odd little words?
I recall standing in the tower, sweat dripping into my eyes as I held my gun. The nerves nearly got me for a second, but I fired that killing bullet, slow and true.
It wasnít my fault. I only ever followed orders.
I wasnít told much, I mean the guy was a stone cold baby murdering dictator.
So I was told.
I have had to live with my guilt and naivety.
I snuffed out an innocent mans life, just on the say so of another man in uniform.
I am haunted by visions of that simple splatter of blood. It was too easy.
I am alone now, deserted by all and sundry that were in the know.
Scapegoat is another strange word.
I am sitting in the tower now, still holding my gun with sweaty hands.
I can taste the oil of the barrel in my mouth. I wonder if his children miss him. I know mine donít.
It will be quick, just one bang and spurt of blood.
A life for a life. Isnít that the old saying?
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