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Do you?

April 17, 2010
By blue-midnight SILVER, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
blue-midnight SILVER, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"beauty is not blond,
love is not first sight,
family is not for gain,
respect is not a right,
knowledge is not key,
magic is not pretend,
peace is not paper,
goodbye is not the end"

Do you?

Do you
hear the cries from far a way
do you pretend they're not there?

The red white and blue
run proudly
through your veins during mid day.

The flag on your chest
says everything
which needs to be said.
She looks back at you,
with grace on your chest,
and there she stays.
She holds the amazing red, white and blue.
She is the one to blame
cause at night,
The colors fade
and demons run rampant.
Your head their cell
finally freed,
cause they know what you did.

The gun you held
no longer a separate part,
instead an extension
of your arm.

Every night
you hear the same thing,
a chorus of grown
sobbing and waiting to die
since they're all broken inside.
The unspoken rule
already broken,
the killing machines
are dying inside.

So, do you think
this is the American dream
has the proud flag
turned you into
a massacre of the weak?

The author's comments:
I decided to write this, not to offended anyone, instead to write what effects war has not only on the victims but on the solders. Something to think about I think, humans are not meant to kill if we kill we are just going to end up dying ourselves.

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