March 19, 2010
Only two minutes to speak with him. After that, he will vanish in a haze of smoke and bullets. I did what I vowed I wouldn’t do. I cried. I cried like I did when I was three; loud noisy wails that were being absorbed into the cotton of his uniform.
Damn them all.
He promises he’ll be back for my birthday. He brushes away my tears and stands up. I bid him farewell and he waves his hand, saying so long.
Goodbye Goodbye.

Where did you go, O’ brother of mine?
I haven’t seen you,
Will I see you?
Before you cross the ocean blue
To fight for the country sacrificing you?
You are like a suckling to its dam.
You say you were born to do this, and that there was no other choice.
There are more choices than you know.
So come here my brother,
Let me see you once more,
Before I sink to the floor.
Crying crying everyday,
Since my brother has gone away.

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kiwi12 said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 6:53 pm

ahhh!!! This makes me want to cry.

This is amazing. Keep writing, friend, and you will go far.

_TheDarkArtist_ replied...
May 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Thank you so much!! :D
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm
This is very nice. I like the emotions you put into this. Keep writing. If you have time, please check out my work. Comments and ratings are greatly appreciated
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