I knew you

Just one of many men of war
You continue in a way that’s
Almost ironed
You walk amongst the dying
Unconcerned
That earth we trod
Once life now laid to rest
Dismembered bodies strewn
Bloody limbs dangle hang
No guns are left
To thump those beats of war
Where blood clogged wheels sleep
Untimely death

Now programmed to ignore
We laugh past decimation
But in a soldiers soul
Minds imagination
Lies a history of
Truths untold
A blinded recognition
Awake at night
When terror strikes
Discontent tormented

I knew you in your pain
Saw in your eyes you’d killed
I watched you helpless
When your blood boiled spilled
Unwounded but astounded
Mouth gaped
The bullet struck hard
No longer cause to mourn

My eyes and head bleed more
Where bodies do not lie
Years on my spirit restless
O’er what was seen and done
As remembering you
My mind it won’t give in
And once more I face my
Tortured soul alive
No side does really win

I knew you

anaisnais

Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

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