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"Gulf War"

Poetry By: Alex Sharpe
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"Gulf War" -- A Poem by Alex Sharpe (C) 2011


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"Gulf War" -- A Poem by Alex Sharpe

Through all the beauties we face

The memories we tend to erase
My brothers fell into my arms and said to me
Go on and keep fighting
Tell my family I will keep writing

I told myself I can't keep doing this every day
Watching my friends -- my brothers die in pain
All of my friends going home insane

In my eye I see
Everything I am
Blown away
In front of me

Every generation of my grandfathers has fought in a war
Every one of their faces torn from a war
Why can't we stop fighting
Most of my friends have stopped writing
We've been here too long
Lives wasted, Lives gone
Brothers, Sisters, and sons... All Gone

My friends and I keep asking why
We are in a shallow memory
I keep seeing sights that aren't seeing me
Keep hearing voices telling me what to be
From what I see we can't stop fighting can we
Sadly this is my memory

God's telling me why -- am I
If ten-thousand years of war isn't enough to show
Then tell me why
Because my head is so sore
I've never felt this way before
When war came to my front door

Never felt this way before
I go and go and try and try
But I just can't see the end in sight
Relentlessly I'm fighting
Fearlessly I'm trying
But I just can't stop the dying

If this is what we came here for
To be in an endless war forevermore
Ten-thousand miles an hour
Bullets flying past my face

Through all of the beauties we face

All of the memories we tend to erase

My soul has become an empty place

When will we put an end to this war

Before we destroy the entire human race

Where has my soul gone

Where did my friends go wrong

Why do we want to die

My brothers fell into my arms and said to me

Goodbye





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