The Eyes In Those Young Faces

In the twilight of my life, shadows seep through my soul
memories creep from hidden places
I don’t flinch at broken bodies, what stops my beating heart
are the eyes in those young faces

I went across a young boy, returned a different man
only two years had passed me by
my family were all strangers, my friends didn’t know me
until this day at night I still cry

Though I never leave Australia, I’m drawn back once a year
I smell the salt, sand and blood
as a person I live alone, but for the ghosts that surround me
I’m flooded with emotions never shared

I still see the bodies twitch, hear their silent screams
both I wish I could forget
as I sit here all alone, in my darkest moments
I wish I’d been one to fall

Each weekend when they visit, stealing quietly through my house
they touch my arm and kiss my tear stained cheek
such small grand children, not that strong at all
yet their hearts stop mine being too weak

I’ve never told them of the battles, nor of my empty nights
their arrival fills all the empty spaces
it’s for them that I live on, though all my mates are gone
I live for the eyes in those young faces

Damage © 5.7.2007

The Eyes In Those Young Faces

Damage

Joined April 2009

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