The Feeling of War

January 31, 2012
By emily.b BRONZE, Mercer Island, Washington
emily.b BRONZE, Mercer Island, Washington
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Darkness holds you tight
Mud pulls at your shoes
You trudge on through the night
And imagine all you have to lose

Trees loom all around
Silence plays mind tricks
Fears turn into sounds
Shadows dart by quick

Reality finally hits
This is not some dream
No way to leave or quit
Despite how loud you scream

Time inches past
You replay the violence in your head
No matter how many time your asked
You leave so many things unsaid

War changes you forever
Hardens you inside
Your soul, once light as a feather
Now feels as though its died

The author's comments:
This is my first poem and i wrote for my english project. The project was based on the book, The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien and the Vietnam war.Thanks for reading!

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on Sep. 27 2013 at 9:01 pm
Isibeal19 PLATINUM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
*Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.*

This is really good! I love the imagery and emotion that you poured into this piece. Five stars!


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