I Watch My Enemies Closely

I Watch My Enemies CloselyI am an infantry soldier in the United States Army and I have been separated from my unit. The enemy is wearing a dark shade of a green uniform with a black patch of a sledge red hammer on their sleeves. They can not see me because I am entrench in a fox hole and covered with the dry yellow grass that surrounds the terrain around me. My sweating face moves gently to view the surrounding enemy that is searching for their enemies and I dare not so much as take a deep breath that can be heard, thus give my location away.Three young men affixed their bayonets to the front of their AK-47 rifles as they launch the blades into the bales of grass that have been left on the empty farm land. Their trembling hands give them away and it leads me to believe they are rookies. As I gazed at the enemy I notice that these white colored skin soldiers have lacked behind the rest of the company and as green horns it gives me the ripe opportunity to shoot them from behind.A noise from behind me stops me from taking aim and letting my M-16 bullets leave the black barrel of my weapon. My instincts allow me to graciously pivot my head around nonchalant and view the massive iron machine rolling towards me and soon over my hidden fox hole. I must not panic, but instinctively plan my next move.The chain rattling sound of raw iron from the wheels of the massive camouflage tank hovers above me and excites my entangled adrenaline to pull the wire pin off of my grenade and place it on the tracks to disable it from moving closer to my American comrades. However; upon further observation my kin senses alert me that a larger force is following them and I am not quite sure that my friends are indeed further up ahead. I must make a choice before my fox hole becomes my own tomb.The under carriage is vulnerable and I have one split second to make a choice. The three young men are loading up on top of the tank as it has stopped right above me. I see the tarnish iron under the belly of these huge iron machine and my rattling knees just might give me away. My brave or cowardly heart has briefly stopped as my blood enriched brain is about to make a life changing experience. I am ready!

Copyright © Oscarelizondo March 17, 2009 1:21 PM

I Watch My Enemies Closely


Harlingen, United States

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A soldier watches his enemies as they are right upon him. I try to take you inside his head and try to allow you to see through his eyes.

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