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The Fighter

August 21, 2012
By City_Of_Angels PLATINUM, West Des Moines, Iowa
City_Of_Angels PLATINUM, West Des Moines, Iowa
25 articles 1 photo 31 comments

Voices approached him daily
Causing him cries and screams
Stalking him during daylight
Haunting him in his dreams
But he was a fighter

He took the blows silently
Not once making a sound
Until on faithful day
He lay bleeding on the ground
But he was a fighter

A letter laid beside him
Telling them to never fear
That everything was going to be okay now
For God was standing near
Since he was a fighter

The letter continued on
About how he's won the neverending war
How they attacked him everyday
But never left a physical scar
For He saw a fighter

His father held his lifeless body
Not caring about the red
His mother cried beside him
Not believing he was dead
For he was a fighter

In the last paragraph
"For years I've known I was this way
But please tell Cameron that I loved him
That his boyfriend wished to stay"
She kissed the forehead of her now peaceful fighter

The author's comments:
I'm a big supporter for gay rights and have experienced a suicide of a friend who was gay. He was like a brother to me. So it was tragic that he passed away.

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This article has 7 comments.

Blynn SILVER said...
on Dec. 3 2013 at 1:02 pm
Blynn SILVER, Waco, Texas
9 articles 0 photos 97 comments
This is a beautiful poem. Really good job 

on Jan. 12 2013 at 2:29 pm
Mr.Poetman PLATINUM, Union City, Indiana
28 articles 2 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” -Wayne Gretzy

there's only one word for me right now, speechless

on Nov. 26 2012 at 1:49 pm
ChildOfTheArrow BRONZE, San Pedro, California
3 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Scars remind us where we've been. They don't have to dictate where we're going" David Rossi (criminal minds)

wow this is really good sad but good  

on Oct. 26 2012 at 12:12 pm
Opticalillusion DIAMOND, Edenton, North Carolina
64 articles 13 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am an artist bound only for the poet's glory....But only achieve half of the success that my dreams aspire to find, And to what do the whispers tell me of this failure...To what end to they haunt my eternal dark dreams...

i liked itit was deep thats what i like

on Oct. 26 2012 at 12:11 pm
See.As.Eye.See BRONZE, Ivor, Virginia
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Time is nothing but an allusion which ages us" ~Alexa Truitt

Holy cow... This poem is utterly breath taking. I absolutely had to add it to my faves! Love it..

on Oct. 2 2012 at 11:58 am
AmieeHope-Sierra GOLD, Royston, Georgia
11 articles 0 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
And There Will Come A Time, You'll See, With No More Tears. And Love Will Not Break Your Heart, But Dismiss Your Fears.

Great job News. :) Loved it. I totally felt the emotion. 

on Sep. 27 2012 at 3:13 pm
Smileykin234 SILVER, Owasso, Oklahoma
8 articles 1 photo 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm not lazy, I'm an energy saver.


Really neat! its tots awsomeness something that could turn into a book.