Saturday, May 10, 2008

War of the Roses.

When I was very young
I always wanted to be a soldier.

And I have been.

I've charged into battle
with blood
lust and fury.
I've run like a coward
from the weak
shivering
wounded.
I've been
explosive
volcanic
a cold
killer
mechanic.

I've been the grave of the unknown.
Another name in a row,
covered in leavings
with just an ex and a name
to remember my passing.

I've done my duty.

I've never deserted.
I've hurt
the innocent
collateral damage
so I could take the hill.

But i've still
not
taken the hill.

1 comment:

  1. I eat soldiers for breakfast....with a runny egg.

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