The Things They Carried

May 6, 2010
By BreAnn BRONZE, Grove, Oklahoma
BreAnn BRONZE, Grove, Oklahoma
2 articles 8 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whether you think you can or can't - you're right."
"I see," said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.


No one knows
What the truth beholds
All they know
Was how the truth was told

In the world of Nam
The truth was lost
And in this journey
Was a deadly cost

Breathing and suffering
The dead and the dying
What they had to pay
Because the truth was lying

Lives were lost
Souls were taken
Time stood still
Their hearts forsaken

No time to dream
Or time to stare
No time to wish
They hadn’t been there

What they saw was brutal
And scary at best
They had survived
But none of the rest

The war was over
And the deed was done
But no smiles in the field
Under the blazing sun

Their friends are gone
And there is nothing to say
Their lives as they knew it
Ended that day

There’s now time to dream
But dreams that haunt
Reminding them forever
The Devil’s unforgiving taunt




Lives that were lost
Dreams that were shattered
Wishing and bleeding
Thoughts have been scattered

Truth never told
Hearts have been broken
Nothing can fix
Words that had been spoken

Today what they carry
Are the tragedies of war
Never to forget
But remember forever more

The author's comments:
I was in Saturday school making up absences and reading my AP novel, "The Things They Carried" when stanzas and rhyming scheme just came to me. My boyfriend was laughing at me bacause once i got started i couldn't stp.

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BreAnn BRONZE said...
on Sep. 15 2010 at 10:00 pm
BreAnn BRONZE, Grove, Oklahoma
2 articles 8 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whether you think you can or can't - you're right."
"I see," said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

thank you very much

on Jun. 1 2010 at 5:20 pm
cavatina BRONZE, New York, New York
2 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
thanks a lot captain obvious

u have talent


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