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The Firing Squad becomes a Firing Squad.

Posted: August 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

This is my first day on the job and I’m started to regret it

I mean, this guy, what did he do, but stand up for his rights?

That’s a lot more than I can say, my whole existence has been pathetic.

My brother told me to join this and I’m not the one to put up a fight.


I thought that holding this gun would be cool, I’d have so much power,

Thought it would be an honor to carry out my duty: inflict judgment.

But I am supposed to perform efficiently with no care for who I shower

with bullets and pain— I pull this trigger and it stains those who disagree with the government.


We’ve locked, we’ve loaded, and soon we will be given the signal to fire

But I look in this guy’s eyes before he’s blindfolded and I realize that I know him

That’s Joe from high school, and I’m about to send him into the pyre

Without a care for his soul, without thinking of his family, without emotion.


Wait, this can’t be right, I will not take his life

He believes what I believes, yet he’s the one who spoke his mind.

And I’m the coward with this killing machine, about to widow his wife

No. I anticipate the final order and use this tool to eliminate everyone else in my line.

5 Comments on “The Firing Squad becomes a Firing Squad.”

  1. 1 Nicole DuMouchel said at 12:24 pm on August 31st, 2009:

    I like this piece. Especially the name. Nice work.

  2. 2 admin said at 12:25 pm on August 31st, 2009:

    Thank you much.

  3. 3 Erik said at 12:34 pm on August 22nd, 2014:



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  5. 5 Rex said at 1:12 pm on August 22nd, 2014:


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