by SGT Brandon J. Laursen
(Coeurdalene, Idaho)


by SGT Brandon Laursen, United States Army

JUNE 6, 2006
A line was redrawn in the sand today
Five years ago a gust of blazing wind blew that line away
I look around as the world is frozen in a sandstorm of light brown haze
A blend of dust and sweat slowly rolls down the side of my face
A quintessential tremble in my hand while I acquire the target’s range
An unsuspecting enemy will soon feel every ounce of my pain
This everlasting rage has grown into something I can no longer contain
So many fallen brothers, I could never let their deaths pass in vain
They left this world by the same hands of that evil that swept our Twin Towers away
A gentle pull of the trigger and three rounds scream down-range
My mind is a reflection of that clear September day
Today In the outskirts of Ramadi the Enemy is forced to know our pain
A line was redrawn in the sand today

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Nov 10, 2014
by: Anonymous

Wow!!! Touching!

Mar 07, 2013
Amazing Work!
by: Julia Whitman

Absolutely Amazing! This Needs to be Published!

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