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The Bomber and the Sniper
 
(True Events)

Our tour was in East Belfast,
in 1973
when we were doing street patrols,
for all the world to see

Most terrorists worked in groups,
but came from two main factions
both Catholic and Protestant,
would claim destructive actions

Our ‘patch’ it had a bombing fan,
homemade mortars he would ‘drop’
We had to try to catch this man,
his bombing reign to stop

Among our men we then found out,
we had a special bloke
he was quite an introvert,
and quiet when he spoke

Our ‘Taff’, he was a sniper,
his shots would not diminish
if we got him to a vantage point,
the bomber he would finish

We took our sniper to a spot,
where no one else could go
he’d observe quite patiently,
and his accuracy he'd show

Our man spent three days sitting there,
both night and day alone
if he got the chance now,
no mercy would be shown

In the early morning hours,
the day was number three
‘Taff’ saw the mortar launching,
and the bomber he did see

*
The R.U.C. were there next morn’,
where their enquiries led
found ‘converted’ truck and bomber,
with a bullet in his head

We went out in darkness,
and brought our sniper back
Throughout the rest of our tour,
no more mortar bomb attack...

***

Submitted now to Anything Goes

(One of my first writes - from Jan '08)
Not previously entered in a challenge.

By Tomfoollery

© 2012 Tomfoollery (All rights reserved)

 

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