You Will Never Know Why

Remember the day, so long ago. You found me here, alone in the snow. You saw my pain, the tears on my face, you gave me your hand, you offered your grace. Your tears mixed with mine; your pain still was new. You thought that we had some common view.
You didn’t know why, I cried those tears. You saw in my eyes, you own secret fears. It began as your dream, and ended in flame. We were a team to you just the same.
You trusted me to fight at your side. You promised me hope till our enemy died. You did not know why I did things your way. You were just glad I joined you that day.
You still don’t know why I cried those tears. You saw in my pain your past and your fears. You trusted me to fight to the end. You never knew why I was your friend.
Then came the days of battles and wars. I gave you my strength; you gave me yours. We fought day by day, till the fiery end. You cried at my side, you called me your friend.
But you don’t know why, I cried those tears. You saw in my eyes, your own secret fears. We had the same foe; that was enough. You never saw more than your ego’s bluff.
Then came the hour. We stood our ground. While the earth shook, our aim was still sound. Then came the end, I screamed to the sky, for fallen friends, you thought you knew why.
And you still don’t know why I cried those tears. You saw in my pain, your past and your fears. You thought that we had some common view. Our alliance was sure, this was not true.
You called me a hero, you called me a friend, but you still don’t know why I left in the end. Now you all stand, assembled in ranks, my medals are here, but my seat is blank. Do you now understand, what you knew all along, I cannot stay here, I do not belong.
You may never know why, I cried those tears. All that is past, long shattered years. What will you say if you see me again? That cannot be, for my foe is my friend.

You Will Never Know Why

Nalix

Los Alamos, United States

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