Lost a War

May 29, 2010
By snwhit BRONZE, Seattle, Washington
snwhit BRONZE, Seattle, Washington
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That day the mud followed her in on her shoes
While the rain battled against the windows
She took off her smile, her shoes, her coat
The mud that once clung to them now grabbed at her heels
Her armor crumbled as she hid it in the closet
With all of her defenses gone she remembered the past
Falling to the ground, the buried enemy had struck
Fighting against tears
Sharpening her sword
Trying to fight back
Rain beating at the windows
Pounding her down
She had fallen into her feelings once more
Defeated by a friendly killer
She sobbed on her back where the knife had been
The image was oh too familiar
A lost friend
Haunted forever

The author's comments:
This poem is about losing a war with your feelings. I wrote this poem while I was in the process of losing a friend and I constantly felt miserable while trying to keep myself together. Looking back at this poem, I remember what I went through, and feel grateful for the friendships I have today.

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