Lost Sanity MAG

January 11, 2010
By Tegan SILVER, Melbourne, Other
Tegan SILVER, Melbourne, Other
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I wanted to be the first women to burn her bra, but it would've taken the fire department four days to put it out." Dolly Parton


He sits in his chair
Silent, always silent
The memories of his family
Missing in action,
Presumed dead
Wiped away
Replaced by gunshots
Bombs, screams, deaths
It's been sixty years
But the pictures are as clear as day.

He yawns, sleeps.
Dreams, of friends
Killed in the war
Their screams echoing in his weathered ears.
Haunting him
Burning up his sanity
Slowly
Painfully
He screams
Not uncommon.

His granddaughter, almost eighteen
Tells no one about her grandfather's part in the war
Or his dwindling sanity
In fact, she doesn't mention him at all …

He screams again
And again then is silenced.
His body, limp
His mind, cleared.
His soul is free
The guilt wiped away.

The granddaughter doesn't shed a tear.


The author's comments:
Inspired by the song "Zombie" by The Cranberries.

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on Jun. 2 2010 at 2:39 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I loved this poem. It really did flow quite nicely. Although, it did make me a little sad.

Insanity is a delicate subject; you covered it very well.


Tegan SILVER said...
on Jan. 25 2010 at 3:32 am
Tegan SILVER, Melbourne, Other
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I wanted to be the first women to burn her bra, but it would've taken the fire department four days to put it out." Dolly Parton

Thanks! Really appreciate it.

on Jan. 21 2010 at 11:13 am
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx


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