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Toy Soldier This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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O’ toy soldier, what do you fight for?
Your gun is fully loaded,
But you point it only at thin air,
Your boots are tied tight,
But plastic holds them together.
Tell me what you stride to accomplish,
You lay in a cold corner of a young boy’s room,
And once you reach the glistening light of day,
Your body slowly melts in its dim rays.
Toy soldier, why do you fight such a fight?
One fit not for a soldier but an army,
Take my advice and give up while you’re ahead,
The sound of an imaginary shot can only ring so far.
Just go back in that drab little box,
Wait for me to tell you which fights to fight,
And which ones truly aren’t right,
My little toy soldier.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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1Timothy412 said...
Sept. 2, 2014 at 12:04 pm
I agree. it reminds me of the song (that i now have stuck in my head XD ) good job
 
AlwaysandForever said...
Nov. 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm
simple yet amazing...
 
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