ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing

Poetic Justice-(graphic content not for the faint of heart)

Updated on March 13, 2017

Exacting revenge.


Poetic Justice.



They thought that they 
had shot him in the head 
and that he was dead, 
but the bullet had 
only grazed him, 
creating such
a bloody mess 
and a furrow in the skull, 
that convinced them
he was hamburger.

Didn't matter much anyhow, 
as they hauled his
unconscious body 
to a large pit and 
then unceremoniously
tossed him in. 
The bulldozer was
being repaired
and the stench
below was horrendous 
so they turned and
scurried away. 

He awoke in a
massive pile of corpses, 
his flesh awash in
dung beetles and worms, 
crawling in his mouth,
his ears and nose,
while the sickening
sweet smell of viscera 
rotting in the hot sun,
caused him to gag and vomit.

He stood up on
the mushy bodies 
breaking through
about two feet deep, 
to find he was wading
in an ocean of maggots. 
He kicked through
the wingless flys
and sludged his way
to the wall of the pit.

He was a U.S. Marine,
a trained survivor, 
and he was pissed
beyond all measure.
With much distaste,
he began stacking the bodies
of all of those recently
deceased soldiers
who had been tossed
into the pit before him.
It took several hours
to free and stack them.

Then with a bit of
luck beyond belief 
in his daunting hell
of melting flesh,
he found a 45.caliber pistol
and two magazines,
tucked into a boot holster
of a loose leg.

When the bodies
reached a sufficient height
he sat next to his
makeshift ladder,
and waited for
nightfall to come.
After dark he silently
scaled the mound 
and gripped the
edge of the pit,
belly-crawling out
onto the cool, clean sand.

His drunken tormentors
and would be assassins 
were sleeping about
thirty feet away in a small shack.
No guards were posted
in this remote camp,
because the only real
threats were dead,

He re-conned the building,
crawled in and 
methodically knocked
out one man 
with a quick pistol
butt to his head 
and then ordered
the other three to freeze,

With no time to scramble
for weapons they lay still
in their beds as he
cleared the room of guns.
Then he had them
get up single file
and march to the pit.
He ordered them
to strip naked
and then he tied 
their hands tightly
behind their backs.

Their eyes grew
wide with fear 
at what might
be coming next.
He then shot them
in the legs,
one bullet each
in six legs
and drop kicked
them hard into the pit.

They splashed
face first in great pain
into the corpses below
in sheer anguish.
They moaned and
writhed there until 
he half carried and
dragged the last 
unconscious guard to the pit, 
tied and crippled him,
and threw him on top 
of the others as well.

Then he walked away, 
quite sure of his
knotting ability,
and the stopping
power of a 45. 
and the infection rate
of rotting corpses
in the jungle sun.

He walked away and
left them to the fate
they had chosen for him,
whistling an old tune:

"The Worms crawl in...
The Worms... crawl out,
in your eyeballas
and out your snout....


The worms crawl in..
The ...worms.....................


©-Matthew F. Blowers III



Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 8 years ago

      Gee- for some reason - I'm hungry!

      As a Marine I had to inject some humor before my ejection. Thanks MFB!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)