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Collateral damage

Midnight...high on crack

thunder roars from his fists
muzzle flashes
illuminute
just for a second
his angelic face

laughter and gunshots echo

two of the spray @ pray crew die
as return fire spins him around
throws him to the ground

sirens...screams...sirens....screams
then the real horror begins

yes inspector!! A stray bullet
straight through the bedroom window
killed the little lad instantly

mothers sedated......
The dads known to us as we put him away for murder last year
big davey castle....remember

sentencing.......

30 years
he did'nt give a damn
i'll only be fifty he thought....

The cell door banged open
he checked the name of his cellmate written on a card next to the door
david castle......life....--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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