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Author Name: FreeLastTempleKnight 5 Comments
Date Added: March 01, 2007 14:03:57 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Fiction or soon to be truth? -- Love's Defiance
As I looked into her eyes, I felt like I had let her down.
The sparkling glow had left her eyes and all that was left was dull lifelessness.
Although pain flowed through my body like liquid fire, all I could do was look into her eyes.
At first I thought I was looking to see if she could pull through, but she was as injured or even more so than I.
The same bullets that had sailed through my flesh made their way through hers as well.
I wasn't sure what I was thinking when I thought I could shield her body with my own.
I wasn't thinking, I just did what came naturally.
Armor piercing rounds have a tendency of shooting through uninterrupted by kevlar's toughness let alone flesh and bone.
The military who were under orders to fire didn't approach after the deed was done, and all I could feel was the liquid fire of pain but then something more was felt - her touch.
Although her eyes remained lifelessly dull, a few tears formed as she slipped her hand into mine as it lay outstretched in her direction.
With her touch I finally felt as if she understood what went wrong and why I did what I was told not to do.
The best of intentions was what was in my heart, I wanted to make her happy more than anything else.
I just couldn't outrun the obvious truth of my path and it came back to take away the one person I cared for so truly and deeply.
What was my sin that got me and my beloved gunned down by such sophisticated weaponry?
Was it a high profile murder? No.
Was it a flashy public robbery? No.
Was it an official crime at all? No.
Simple, it was that I refused to obey the curfew set by the government...
After several failed 'conflicts' and a few terrorists' attacks, Martial Law was ordered nationwide by the powers that be.
Anyone caught out between certain hours of the night were ordered to be shot on sight.
As her sun-tanned hand grasped at my naturally tanned hand, I knew it was a mistake to break the rules...
However with restricted access made by the government because of my race and country of origin, I had to find creative ways to be with the one I loved.
As darkness slowly started to cloud my vision, I saw the love of my quickly disappearing life mouth the words that made Death's touch feel so very distant -- 'I love you.'...
Author's Notes:
The death of two who sought to love despite the odds.
Hopefully this will remain fiction...
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 5, 2007 11:59:46 PM Report
Strong message, Joe...When government starts making laws to protect us, you have to watch how many freedoms go down the wayside. len
Comment By: FreeGlata on March 2, 2007 03:05:56 PM Report
I hope it does remain fiction, but sadly, I'm sure it's a truth in many parts of the world.  What a touching write! Great job!

Hugs to ya!!!


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on March 1, 2007 09:13:50 PM Report
As darkness slowly started to cloud my vision, I saw the love of my quickly disappearing life mouth the words that made Death's touch feel so very distant -- 'I love you.'...

Joe, as I read this I was in awe... What do you say after reading this?? Simply beautiful..To love and the cost of it??. Hug~ She Whispers
Comment By: FreeQuiltingLady on March 1, 2007 07:57:29 PM Report
Ominous omen of the future or retrograde to our past?


Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 1, 2007 06:04:15 PM Report
Very well written.  And perhaps a "glimpse" of the future?


Lady D


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