To stand here now

May 24, 2012
By Khanh SILVER, Ho Chi Minh City, Other
Khanh SILVER, Ho Chi Minh City, Other
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Remember your dreams..
We told ourselves we would love each other,
Promises sealed eternally in time,
Playgrounds, friends and families,
Couples saying ‘I love you’ in our sight
And did we not laughed our hearts aloud?

But to stand here now,
We cried a thousand times without giving up
But to stand here now,
We shot a thousand souls without regrets.
But to stand here now,
We left all our childhood dreams behind,
And now our hearts are crying

When we were small,
We dreamt of sweet candies and joyful laughter
When we grow bigger,
We had our romantic escapades and kissed
A house, a child, a dog, a car
And wasn’t that all that we wished to be?

But to stand here now,
We cried a thousand times without giving up
But to stand here now,
We shot a thousand souls without regrets.
But to stand here now,
We left all our childhood dreams behind,
And now our hearts are crying

But to stand here now,
We have forgotten what our mothers said
A stranger in a strange land
One coup de grace, they were down
Their shrieks echoes through eternity
Those screams, the cruelty, that blood!

Oh dear, what have we become?


The author's comments:
The vietnam war is a particular emotional inspiration for me, it also includes my feelings about teenage suicide bomber as a major motivation...they could have lived. They could have had a family, they could have been so happy, they could have smiled.

No.

Hear those souls, hear the rest of the world humming in unison- to this agony.

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