L.D.S.K. (Long Distant Serial Killer)

By Malcholm Dark

"Listen children to a story that was written long ago;
'bout a kingdom on the hill and the valley folk below..."


Act I (The making)

I await upon high ground ...camouflaged

I see all my enemies before me

So many through my telescopic sight

Death and carnage, battle field redemption

Daily life here seems so patriotic

Targets abound for this Army sniper

It's dying time again--I'll play the game

And in the end a bullet calls their name.


Act II (The breaking)

A metal received for services rendered

Lying here at night, I'm unable to sleep

Faces of the ones I killed fill my mind

So much death and carnage, faces of war

Medical discharge, I'm needed no more

My mind gives over to darker thinking

The goodness within me crumbles away

It's dying time again--I'll play the game.


Act III (L.D.S.K.)

I await upon high ground ...camouflaged

I see all of you down there before me

So many through my telescopic sight

Your death and carnage is my claim to fame

These pathetic lives mean nothing to me

Meaningless targets for this psychopath

It's dying time again--I'll play the game

And in the end, a bullet calls your name.


Act IV (An end to the game)

He waits for me on high ground ...camouflaged

I know he is there some where, it's my time

So powerful, his telescopic sight

My demise will be his ticket to fame

One more target for this police sniper

Like me, he has become immune to death

It's dying time, I'll play the game once more

And in the end, a bullet calls my name.


"There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day;
on the bloody morning after ...one tin soldier rides away." 


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Copyright 2012 Malcholm Dark
Published on Saturday, October 6, 2012.     Filed under: "Horror" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

it's been awhile ...so nice to see you all again
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  • The_Lilith On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, The_Lilith (10)By person wrote:

    How deep, and emotional. This piece is very moving.

  • EternalScream On Saturday, October 13, 2012, EternalScream (188)By person wrote:

    wooh!! nice to see you too :) there is nothing more scary than a psychotic sniper on lose with a high powered sniper rifle .. Kinda reminded me of that movie..Shooter :)

  • dwells On Sunday, October 7, 2012, dwells (5694)By person wrote:

    Malcholm is definitely Dark on this one, well done and think you might enjoy "The Assassin's Prayer" that I penned in a similar vein. This work is making me paranoid - maybe Santa will bring me a bullet proof vest for Christmas, cheers!

  • FadedBlues On Sunday, October 7, 2012, FadedBlues (2958)By person wrote:

    ...nice turnabout of sniper to victim. I always liked the Coven song...

  • lupus tenebrae On Saturday, October 6, 2012, lupus tenebrae (1022)By person wrote:

    Almost as if the scope of a rifle can desensitize the sniper to murder, simply with distance. Very solid, and intense in places, nice to have you back, my friend. Scholar


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