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After They All Died

War is the time to smile
Fighting is when you laugh
Because you see all the blood
And you first witness death

War is the time for sorrow
Losing marked by the tears on your face
Because of devastation
Brought on that wretched place

Everything inside of you
Was ripped out as you cried
Surely you can't go on
After all your friends have died

After the war is memories
Remembering all those times
Because if don't keep the treasures
Depression keeps your life

After the war is the funerals
And flowers set on the graves
Kneeling and weeping and asking why
They're gone and you were saved

When everything inside of you
Was ripped out as you cried
How could life ever go on
After all your friends have died?

Just go on living
After they all died





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Miranie said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 8:32 am
Absolutely love this! It reminds me of "Saving Private Ryan" (though I've only ever seen the first bit of it and been told the story line). Were you thinking of that when you wrote it? 
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm
Actually, yes!  and I'd just watched the trailer for Black Hawk Down - haven't seen it - and I get inspired by lots of stuff, so boom!  I'm getting tears in my eyes, and a line pop into my head; quick, write it down!  Then, I suddenly had four poems written, and this one was the best.
 
Miranie replied...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm
What were the other 3? I'd love to read them. 
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm
I'll post them on fb or email them, okay?
 
cloudskater1 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Beautiful. That's all I have to say. Beautiful. 
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm
thanks so much!
 
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