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The Precious Wars

December 9, 2010
By stargrl SILVER, Ballston Lake, New York
stargrl SILVER, Ballston Lake, New York
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They are already training
Not even men,
Still ready to
Lay down their lives

It started when they were five
“Daddy, I want to hunt”
So they learned
How to hold the
Shooting animals
Why not start shooting humans?

These are my friends
Sent out by America
To come back in an
Unmarked wooden casket
How long will it be?
How long do they have left?
The clock is
And so are the

Why do they go to war?
For unattainable glory?
(No college for them)
About the
They will see

Learn from your mistakes
Stop sending your sons away
Each of these bodies
Once had a life
Once had a friend
Now their only friend is the
Cold hard ground

The author's comments:
I was talking to my friend and he mentioned something about "his army friend." When I asked him about it, he told me that he had decided to go into the army and he had already started training.I don't want him to leave because I'm afraid he'll never come back.

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AugustusH20s said...
on Jun. 12 2012 at 6:24 pm
AugustusH20s, Thousand Oaks, California
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Very visual. I don't think all army stories start and end this way but it's a very interesting perspective :) xBri

Megan.J.B said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 8:38 am
Megan.J.B, Sault Ste Marie, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional."
- Green Goblin. :)

Again, really good and very emotional. :)

on Jun. 12 2011 at 4:35 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 373 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

This is really good, and really deep. Write more! You are really talented!