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CivilWarBuff1863
04-14-2007, 11:00 PM
I wait in the shadows
Watching my prey
Pacing slowly in the meadows
A human life to slay

I remain calm and cool
Steadying my sight
Remembering what I learned in military school
Seeing my quarey in the light

As I fully cocked my rifle
I did not dare to breathe
I shot and my target staggarded and stifled
I let out a sigh of relief

As I watched my target fall to the ground
He let out a terrible cry
His heart was ceasing to pound
His eye closed as I watched him die.

Let me know what you think!

reb64
04-14-2007, 11:59 PM
nic epenmanship but has the ring of a sniper, which were disdained by both sides as unsportsmanlike, uncivil

CivilWarBuff1863
04-15-2007, 12:25 AM
Well a sniper or a sharpshooter isn't a nice topic to discuss but in wartime there's no other option but to have snipers in the field cause they can cause morale problems on the enemy.

uhlan53
04-16-2007, 03:34 PM
It might help to use spellcheck...then I'd take you seriously.

Brian Wolle
04-17-2007, 12:47 AM
A great effort! Well done, my Southern Friend!

You guys stop using "sniper" less you get shoved into the whine cellar for incorrect speech!