i was raised to want peace,
but the world decided it wanted war
i was forced to slay someone else's demons,
taking them as my own- but what for?
i'd fight in the name of love,
for family, and for health
so, how did i end up here
where i'm no longer myself?
i'd never choose a cold battlefield
over the comfort of a warm bed
did i believe i'd make it out alive?
would the gods give me mercy if i bled?
i'm expected to raise a weapon
against those who are not my enemies
why is manslaughter a crime in court
but in war, there are no penalties?
prayers are lost among the roars
courage is swallowed up by fear
names are whispered on the wind
of those they each held dear
the air is tainted with the scent of death
the beautiful earth- smeared in a red stain
my hands are coated in blood
atrocities committed for another's gain
how did this become of me?
i wanted peace- not war
alone, i see the battle is done
i survived... but what for?
death cries fade away
silence rings throughout the air
and now i know the spoils of war:
endless hopelessness and despair
About the Creator
I never believed the sky is the limit, therefore my passions are expansive. My interest in writing stemmed from poetry but my heart lead me to Sci-Fi Fantasy. Consequently, my stories are plot-driven with splashes of evocative elements.
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