Shattered Lives Left By Fallen Heroes

May 16, 2011
I hate you.
More than that,
I hate myself.
I hate you because
you lied to me.
You said you would be ok.
I hate myself because
I believed you.
A little kid who needed
comfort from his big brother.
I hate you because
you’re gone forever.
I hate myself because
I am still here.
I don’t deserve to be here.
You’re the hero, not me.
I hate you because
I still love you so much
and it wrenches my heart
to think about you.
I hate myself because
I never told you.
I never made it clear
how much you meant to me.
How proud I was of you.
How much I wanted to be like you.
I hate you because
you died a hero
protecting your country.
I hate myself because
I blame you.
I can’t forgive you.
I hate myself because
I hate you
and for that
I can’t forgive myself.

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dolphin13 said...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 11:32 am
Wow! Your poem has so much emotion. It's heroes like your brother that give us our freedom and rights. I want you to know that I thank him. Stay strong and keep being proud of your brother. Also, keep on writing.
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