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Ask me only of war

February 19, 2011
By Cigg.Sunn GOLD, Avondale, Arizona
Cigg.Sunn GOLD, Avondale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"When we were yonger, we used to think dandelions were flowers, it's not until we grew up that we begun calling them flowers. Dandelions never changed. Our standards did."

Ask me to remember war,
and I recall faces of those who fought.
Ask me to remember their deeds,
and I recall the valiant and the treacherous.

But if you ask me of a lover,
I've bedded too long ago,
only blanks would form,
and my keen eyes would dry.

Mention to me a wife and child,
who lived in a region afar,
I'd have nothing to say,
for I deny who they are.

Say they have been waiting for me,
to relieve them of their worries.
I'd ask you if you are mad,
and why you are spreading stories.

I know only of war,
where gods have the final say.
I know only of death,
where infinite soldiers rest.

I dare not remember her,
or the child I left behind.
Some things cut deeper than others,
so ask me only of war.

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on Feb. 8 2012 at 1:21 pm
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Wow... I don't even know what to say. There's so much meaning to this, I love it

on Mar. 15 2011 at 9:04 pm
the_sky_is_blue GOLD, Reno, Nevada
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Very....deep.  Still trying to figure it out...:)