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We wish for happy tomorrows
And they gave my cousin a gun
Told her to serve for money
The whispers she not dares to show screams through her
I hear them whisper by my ear
And I too am sorry for war

I too fear, and my strength fades with rain
Why should I cry when the skies cry for me?
And why should they go
And why should we stand still and watch
And why should we let them wither in front of us

I want to talk about you
And I want you to know I feel
And I want you to know I understand
I want to talk about giving up and how it makes life easy
When life gets rough

And lady liberty’s flame is cold
But warms against our angst
Our fear our sweat our love…
I want to talk about getting to know you
And to help your guilt feel less

Why is it so easy for me to forget she is there?
But now I can’t forget when
You remind me to remember
Thank you





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Melanie_Krenn said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 11:08 am
Im Melanie Krenn. Dawn Krenn is my sister. She wrote this poem about our cousin mathias. after he was recruited he started drinking this was very hard m=on my sister. and me. thanks for writing this. i will be sure that she sees this. :)
 
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