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A Poem by Mandy
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As I look down I see Josiah's face in the eyes of that soldier.
'He's a Jap! Look at him! He's a Jap!'
I was told to shoot him because he was different.

I never thought war would be so horrid.
I never thought I'd be so scared.
I could continue with the 'I never thought...' statements
but it wouldn't make a difference,
all because now,
I think too often.

I'm different
That's what the people on the reservation say.
They can't talk to me because I'm different.
I'm "half-breed"
half-white,
half-Indian,
but never mind it's not actually my fault.
I didn't choose to be of mixed descent.
And I'm sure this man didn't choose the race he is either.

I never thought war would be so horrid.
I never thought I'd be so scared.
I could continue with the 'I never thought...' statements
but it wouldn't make a difference,
all because now,
I think too often.

I could reminisce
on the stories of my childhood,
with Rocky, and Auntie,
Josiah, and Old Grandma.

My mother never wanted me
Neither did Auntie,
but Rocky was my best friend,
and my cousin.
He's gone now,
and these stories are what keeps him alive. 

I never thought war would be so horrid.
I never thought I'd be so scared.
I could continue with the "I never thought..." statement
but it wouldn't make a difference,
because now
I think too often

So now I sit here
with memories flooding in
the tears fill my eyes
and I know I'm going to cry,
because I have finally realized
the boy I grew up with,
and the Uncle I desperately miss,
are and will always be
here with me,
through everything, even the tough times
but only if I keep the stories alive.

© 2010 Mandy


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is this written from the different points of view?? I like it!!! very well depicted!!!! Great job!!

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Mandy
Mandy

Statesville, NC



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