Going To War

November 4, 2011
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Some decisions are easy to make
when you know what's at stake

I would go to war
for those that I care for
if my family needed me
I would find it easy
to risk my own life
or live with stress or strife

Fear is strong
but I know where I belong
I've previously commited
despite my being timid
to protect my flag
now I must pack my bags

I truly believe
that I must leave
and return to my love
or meet again up above
fear makes us shake
but for my family's sake
I go off to fight
with courage, with might

It is for the best
that I endure this test
I hope to return home
with the glory of Rome
upon my homecoming,
to you I will come running

After this war,
just like before,
we will be with eachother
and so will my brothers
I will return to you my love
or we will reunite up above.

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Alixchica66 said...
Jun. 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Hey, I'm not sure if these are your words actually speaking in the poem, but just by being able to understand them makes you brave :) Keep being who you are and let it show in your work.

- alix

WriterWannaBe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm
I liked this piece as well. I don't know if the speaker is you, but you really give the reader insight to someone who is debating about joining the military. I generally liked the piece but I did get a tad confused when you started saying "we'll meet above". I wasn't sure who you were speaking to or what it was about but I understood it when I got to the end. Other than that, nice work! (=
real_me@26,33 said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

wow this is rly good :) 



Alise said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm
I really like it. I love the last verse. Good Job. :)
EmoAngel18 replied...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm
this is really good. it kinda reminds me of my older brother....although i never met him yet i know tht with him being in the military is very hard on us and his girlfriend....
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