0200 Hours

November 18, 2010
By DantheMan BRONZE, Proctorville, Ohio
DantheMan BRONZE, Proctorville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you!

On patrol
A quiet coastal cove,
no noises, just the wind.
The water is calm and flat
like three-month-old soda

Suddenly and silently
he rises out of the water.
He came out of nowhere—
You saw no bubbles or wake
as he swam,
You saw no boat or plane
that dropped him off

All you see is him
then his gun,
a red tracer on your chest.
It’s 0200 hours
and now you are dead.

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by a journal prompt called "2 AM." Instead of writing about what normal people might experience at this time of night, I incorperated a military theme, featuring a Navy SEAL.

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