Ask me only of war

February 19, 2011
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Ask me to remember war,
and I recall faces of those who fought.
Ask me to remember their deeds,
and I recall the valiant and the treacherous.

But if you ask me of a lover,
I've bedded too long ago,
only blanks would form,
and my keen eyes would dry.

Mention to me a wife and child,
who lived in a region afar,
I'd have nothing to say,
for I deny who they are.

Say they have been waiting for me,
to relieve them of their worries.
I'd ask you if you are mad,
and why you are spreading stories.

I know only of war,
where gods have the final say.
I know only of death,
where infinite soldiers rest.

I dare not remember her,
or the child I left behind.
Some things cut deeper than others,
so ask me only of war.

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tdnarb said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm
Very....deep.  Still trying to figure it out...:)
prettygirl85 replied...
Feb. 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Wow... I don't even know what to say. There's so much meaning to this, I love it
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