The Precious Wars

December 9, 2010
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They are already training
Not even men,
Still ready to
Lay down their lives

It started when they were five
“Daddy, I want to hunt”
So they learned
How to hold the
Shooting animals
Why not start shooting humans?

These are my friends
Sent out by America
To come back in an
Unmarked wooden casket
How long will it be?
How long do they have left?
The clock is
And so are the

Why do they go to war?
For unattainable glory?
(No college for them)
About the
They will see

Learn from your mistakes
Stop sending your sons away
Each of these bodies
Once had a life
Once had a friend
Now their only friend is the
Cold hard ground

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AugustusH20sThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm
Very visual. I don't think all army stories start and end this way but it's a very interesting perspective :) xBri
Megan.J.B said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 8:38 am
Again, really good and very emotional. :)
Shadowrider said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm
This is really good, and really deep. Write more! You are really talented!
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