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Author Name: FreeaRomnceHasFallen 1 Comments
Date Added: June 12, 2009 04:06:06 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Recruiting Death
Years I waited
So frustrated
Peace be hated again

Promised fables
Turn the tables
Another signed off again

No more training
Hope is raining
Start life over again

Now I cower
With each hour
Shifting power again

What was I thinking?
Now my hopes are sinking
I knew I signed my life away

With gun in hand
Forced to take a stand
Through madness and disarray

Can they think before
They start and fight the war
And hold these guns to our heads?

Can we realize
We're all fighting for lies
As we hold our gun to their heads?

Village burns down
Move to next town
Ignoring the cries again

People pleading
Warriors bleeding
Needless death again

Lies surround me
Fight to be free
The siren sounding again

Mankind slipping
Scales are tipping
Power tripping again

What went through my head?
I stare down at the dead
Wishing I could be in that state

This gun I clutch and despise
Turns and looks into my eyes
Death so near, why must I wait?

This stand I've made
Of which the plans are laid
Becomes someone else's war to fight

And now I say goodbye
Succumb to all their lies
And the war that we endlessly fight.

Author's Notes:
Youth signing their death certificates in the form of a military commitment.
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Comment By: FreeJennifer on June 14, 2009 01:22:23 PM Report
I see your view and I think that this is written like a poem should be written (even tho there is no right way) I like the flow and the rhyme scheme. I think that it looks like it was a challenge to write and I love poetry that gives a challenge.

I think you captured someones thoughts very well

I support our troops I don't agree with the reasons, I know our soldiers are the little guys in the biig scheme of things.... well thanks for posting

I enjoyed my read



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