Soldier

Soldier

A Poem by Cœur

I awake

To ten thousand gunshots.

Invisible demons

In the sky.

An earthquake,

My stomach makes knots,

Loss of all feeling.

I don’t know why.


I hear voices

In the night.

Of what are they speaking?

I know not.

These choices,

Are not our rights.

The thing we’re only seeking,

Just a thought.


I fall to the ground,

Once,

Twice,

Three times.

Why can't I stand?

I’m bound

I’m ice

Punished for my crimes.

Banned to a dreamland

Of my own creation.

My own nation.


I fall a fourth time,

The last time.

Nowhere left to climb.

I’m lost

In my own mind.

Where it’s always summertime

The line I’ve crossed,

Has left me blind.

Nowhere left to climb.


I don’t resist,

I give in.

I no longer exist,

I give my skin.

But I forget,

I’ve sinned.


The wind blows,

I can’t go.

If hell is where I belong,

Hell is where I’ll be.

I’m no longer strong,

I’m free.

© 2017 Cœur


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This is great! It shows the physical and mental conflicts a soldier must go through when fighting. Seemed like at he end he/she accepted their fate and was happy to be free of their pain, even if it meant going to hell.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Cœur

4 Years Ago

Thank you ^^
Aye at first I thought this was straight about war but the more I read i understood this is somewhat an internal conflic (or perhgaps both?) that presents itself with a very livid battlefield imagery - I like this
good job~

Posted 4 Years Ago


winter;lyra

4 Years Ago

He realizes at this point the answer he sought got in too deep into his mind, so much that he got lo.. read more
Cœur

4 Years Ago

If I may say, you have a brilliant eye. That's a true talent when it comes to things like this.
Cœur

4 Years Ago

And no worries, I love reviews like these XD
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Taz
Wow, this is amazing. Correct me if I am wrong but the end seems to signify death?
It is so amazing, I love the structure and the message is so powerful. Awsome Job!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Taz

4 Years Ago

Hey any time, I really liked it, you've got talent.
Cœur

4 Years Ago

That means a lot to hear XD
Taz

4 Years Ago

It's just the truth my friend.

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