A Life for Another

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem of loss and remember a tragic but also heroic action. Remember, just remember.

A life, 

Meant to be so precious,

So valuable, 

So dear, 

So antique, 

That it shouldn't be wasted.

 

But, 

At these times like those, 

Like those times when one needs saving, 

Another wants to be sacrified.

 

So, 

As a result, 

Therefore, 

That person dies for him or her

 

That person, 

Who should be at home, 

All safe, 

Saves you, 

But it has a consequence: 

They die : you survive

 

Guilt chokes you, but what can you do?

Every day, you think about it, 

As if PTSD has taken toll of you

 

But, 

There is a way

A way so easy it can make you laugh

As easy as taking sweets from a baby, they say

 

So you do it, 

But does it change anything? 

It does.

 

One thing you gotta make sure, 

Is to live, 

Live peacefully,

Because,

Apparently, 

Somehow, 

Your life is more important than that person.

 

Soon,

Afterwards, 

Life will be free, 

That life will be given justice, 

But who did it? 

You. Only You.


Submitted: July 04, 2017

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