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A Day At War This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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surrounded by missile and smoke.
when “hit the floor” and “keep running” are the only things spoke.
where killing is every day.
thanking the Lord that you ain’t died today.
and dying tomorrow’s a great possibility.
and all the soldiers under my responsibility.
we live and we die together. our policy.
and I would never take anyone off of me.
they fight and they cry for me.
they die for me. it’s a war that’s just how it’s got to be.
but we save a seat, when it’s time for me
and my end to meet.
there’s a time when it’s gotta come.
so save me some, until then it was nice
now I gotta run.
enemy is close behind, and my behind
isn’t safe until i cross that boundary line.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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lonelyLaviathin said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:28 am
bravo. definatley worth reading.
 
Free- replied...
Oct. 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm
sounds like a poetic rap....profound
 
gabzter12 said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm
this was writtne very well! it gave me chills!
very very well done
 
WordforWord said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm
For some reason this was played with music in my head... you should make it into a song or rap, yes i know, stupid. Picture m&m or someone singin it in your head lol
 
through_my_eyes said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm
nice ending :)
 
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm
Amazing! It has a nice flow. Almost sounds like you were rapping. I loved it. Great job!! ~~~IF you have time, please check out my work. Comment and rate if you wish. Thanks!
 
Angilene said...
Aug. 12, 2009 at 2:39 am
Wow this was vary well written. Keep up the good work =]
 
Irie E. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm
That was really good I really liked that!
 
annkaykay2011 said...
Aug. 11, 2009 at 5:37 am
Wow...its deep
 
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