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Last Man Standing

July 19, 2013
By TheSurgeon SILVER, Auburn, Alabama
TheSurgeon SILVER, Auburn, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another."
-Lemony Snicket

The last little protester
Stands with his arms wide
Feet spread apart
Grin on his face

The gunmen stare him down
Jaws clenched in focus
Fingers anticipating
Turning off the safety

The protester just laughs
“Come at me,”
He says
“Give me all you’ve got.”

One soldier sucks in a breath. “Ready.”
The protester’s fate is sealed.
He turns away from the gunmen, face towards the sun


The author's comments:
This was inspired by the recent protests in Egypt. I wanted to capture the peacefulness of the protesters in it.

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