Transparent | Teen Ink


March 19, 2019
By emily_preiser BRONZE, Jackson, New Jersey
emily_preiser BRONZE, Jackson, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it." - Matt Damon

The water, I use to bathe in that thing, runs red,

In the memories of endless dead.

Both melt away in the bloody river, 

For a better existence they failed to deliver.


The black figure of death and scare,

The white figure of warm and fair.

Both stand tall, towering over my head,

Perhaps waiting to collect my soul that lays dead.


Tattered flags, arrows been shot, it must have hurt,

Their hearts crying, bent out of shape in dirt.

From their swirling thoughts of love and pain,

Rises a crimson child yanking at chains.


In this shaken twisted universe

I gradually become transparent. 

Lost and unable to be seen...


I merely don't want to hurt you

Inside a world, a burning world

That came out of my Imagination.

The author's comments:

I wrote this piece when I was watching a film of war and battle. I remember watching the movie and noticed that while the main character was running past dead bodies, fighting for his life, what were the soldiers on the ground thinking? What were they feeling as this hero, this Hercules of a man, runs past them to save the day. The fallen soldier is laying on the ground of his homeland, having his last thoughts if he will be taken or saved. 

I'm sure many can interpret this poem differently, everyone is welcome to comment or share what they think! But it's really no deeper then simply a day dream while watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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