The War

January 26, 2009
By Teresa Jiang, La Canada, CA

The War

I would not let them fall --
With the strength of thousand widows
I would
Not let them fall.
For with their fall comes
Weakness --
Something I cannot afford.

My world would collapse,
Family would die,
Hearts would break --
And yet,
I would not let them fall.

As I lay there afterwards --
Proud of saving them from disaster --
I watched others
Die for their country,
Sacrifice for love,
Discover themselves.
I lost my heart, broke my control.

But as I mourned, I was lost in a moment of bliss.
The bliss of release.

I would not let them fall, but I will let them fly --
I will let my tears fly --
As I learn to as well.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by the heroic men and women involved in World War II.

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