Burdened

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic


A poem about how war affects those outside and inside the war zone.

Submitted: April 21, 2013

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Time wastes away

As the retention overpowers

Their will to survive

Danger on every corner

Building in intensity

Casting out innocence

One submits themselves

To the institution

Consisting of protection

Terror sweeps the nation

As recruit after recruit

Succumbs to ruin

Gore soaks into the battlefield

Tinting the landscape crimson

Depicting war at its worst

 

Family members collapse

In knowledge of their

Child’s premature death

Wife’s and husbands

Wail out their despair

On united grounds

Individuals curse out

The higher powers

For sending recruits to their deaths

The government justifies

Its action as reaper

As protection for the citizens

Now we know the truth

We are the lost words unspoken

We are the ones who carry the burdens


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