Where am I really from?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about a half-Afghan, half-English soldier fighting in Afghanistan.
Part of poem is from Wilfred Owen'd Dulce Et Decorum Est as i was studying at at time and used it as inspiration.

Submitted: November 22, 2011

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Submitted: November 22, 2011



Who am I?


Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,

I struggle on, head puzzled.

Who am I?


Half English, half Afghan

I feel English, yet I feel Afghan

My heart is bombarded with contrasting emotion

Every shot I fire feels like a dagger to the heart,

As if I am killing my own brother, my own people,

But are they my own people?

I don’t know.



I have my orders and follow them,

Yet my shoulders are heavy with burden.

Who am I a patriot to?

What can I do? But carry on as normal

Who am I? What should I do?

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