Rise up

June 7, 2010
By JakeShaw PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
JakeShaw PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
When you're in a night that seems almost devoid of stars and you look but can't find someone to help you see. Look for that lonely star and let it guide you until you find the light. (anonymous)


Bullets streaking by,
Like shooting stars across the sky.
A valiant soldier succumbs to the pain,
As his vest leaks a crimson stain.

A hand grabs him tight,
Dragging him out of the fight.
As his eyes well up with tears,
And the pain rips him away from the conscious fears.

When he finally comes to,
not knowing what to do.
He looks up towards heaven and begs,
because he can't move his legs.

Finally his family is there,
And he fights on with the love they all share.
All he wants is to stand.
To rise up without a helping hand.


The author's comments:
This piece is based on a story of a soldier wounded in battle that comes home paralyzed. He fights on and struggles to get his legs working again.

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on Aug. 10 2010 at 9:59 pm
JakeShaw PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
When you're in a night that seems almost devoid of stars and you look but can't find someone to help you see. Look for that lonely star and let it guide you until you find the light. (anonymous)

No but i saw a similar story on the news that gave me the inspiration to write it!

on Aug. 10 2010 at 6:29 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

you could almost make this into an epic! does this have any ties to your personal life?

on Aug. 10 2010 at 1:31 pm
beccaboo56 BRONZE, Beaverton, Oregon
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I love this story! It means a lot

bonbon said...
on Aug. 4 2010 at 2:43 pm
beautiful, jake!!


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