Soldiers Fade Away

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We sent them off to war,

these bright young men

We had no knowledge of what they saw,

They were  bright young men  no more .

 

Yes they were brave and they were whole

Those that survived had all lost their soul.

Many died, they were the lucky ones , death to them was kind.

Those who returned were faded in body and mind.

 

Their loved ones at first relieved

Soon found they had much cause to grieve.

Though there in body broken, they were not home in their mind

Whether whole in body or not they had left their minds behind.

 

They went out whole, these bright young things

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Taplow Court

They went full of pride for God and Kings

They ran head long into hell

Yet on return they could not relinquish it’s  bad spell.

 

So we had a nation of half men ghosts

Whimpering fearful their heads still have them at their posts.

The trenches and the blasts of bombs, the smell of death

Clung to them and bled them dry, the whole in body, the blind, the amputee it was as if the battle, they never left

 

We sent them off to war,

These bright young men

We had no knowledge of what they saw,

They were bright young men no more.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday . Loss. A Nonet.

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It hurts like a razor cutting deep
Through my broken heart and lost soul.
So loved boy not mine to keep
Pain devowers  me whole.
Those words said in haste
Will forever
My love waste
I hate
It.
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LindaGHill said : ‘Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: Start your post with a two-letter word. End it with a two-letter word for bonus points. Have fun!’

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Truth : Three Haiku

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Held safe within my hand
Such joy and happy light
All gone now like grains of sand.

              __________________

Time colours all things
Harsh words are only abstract
Silence is what stings.

               __________________

Denied and taken from me
All bonds slashed and cut
A loss deeper than the sea.
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Love Is In Da Blog :Song Lyric Sunday 3

For  Love Is  In Da Blog on Sunday  we join  up  with Helen Espinosa at This  life one  word at a time.

Just fooling around  with  Bee said : Sunday’s are of course reserved for her meme and as it is Valentine’s Day I suggest as prompt:

A song you connect with a loved one

It doesn’t need to be your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, fiance, fiancee. There are many sorts of “loved ones”: children, friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents… you get the gist.

However, you can do a song and the lyrics and connect with Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday.

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Okay  I  am being  greedy  now  but  here  is  is  another  love  song  special  to  me! It  is a love  song   to  the  partner  you  have lost,  those  who have  died  before  you wanted  them  too. I  weep  every time  I hear  it!

The  words  are in  the  video!

 

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Loneliness

Alone  he  stands  on the  beach

He’s come  this far from all he has known

All goals  and hopes  smashed  and out of  reach

He  has lost all, job,  family, love  and  home.

 

The  bottle’s content is  his  only  friend

He’s cold  and tired, no life he  has lost all hope,

The sun sets  another empty day comes  to an end

Water  laps his  feet, tears burn his  eyes  he cannot cope.

 

Emptiness  eats his soul the pain is deep like a cancer

He knows  he  had it  all and  lost it, his fault only

He  was young  and  reckless and a bright romancer

Squandered  days  and nights,drink and  drugs left him lonely

 

When did it  start  he  does not  know

But  he  prays it  will end and  soon

He lays  down curled  like  a  child, his  tears  flow.

Alone on  the beach washed  by sea and  lit  by moon.

 

 

 

 

Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

I did  not  notice  until  you were  gone

How  much on you I had  depended upon

Always  you’d  ring when I  was low

I needed  you, how  did  you know?

 

The times  I said that  I would  ring  and  then forgot

You  would  forgive me,  but I will not.

So many  things I  should of done

Things unsaid  too late now  you are  gone.

 

As I sat  beside your  bed

I strained  to hear what  you  said

Right  to  the  end  you  thought only  of  others

Trying  to  reassure  us,  your  sisters  and brothers.

 

I respect  the  decision  you  have made

You were  ready , no debts unpaid

But  this  is  selfish thought,I know

I miss  you M why did  you go. ❤

 

Another  lesson life lessen I have learned

Tell those  you love, you  love  them often, before  your bridges  burn.

 

Song Lyric Sunday: Torch Alanis Morissette

Torch,  by  Alanis  Morissette.

A beautiful  song, to  me  it embodies  the  feelings  of  a  woman  who  has  lost  her  life  partner  or  husband.  It  is  heart  breakingly  sad  and  beautifully  thankful  at  the  same  time.  I  shall let  the  words  speak  for  themselves. I  hope  you enjoy.

ALANIS MORISSETTE LYRICS

 “Torch”

I miss your smell and your style
And your pure abiding way
Miss your approach to life
And your body in my bed
Miss your take on anything
And the music you would play
Miss cracking up and wrestling
Our debriefs at end of day

These are the things that I miss
These are not times for the weak of heart
These are the days of raw despondence
And I never dreamed I would have to lay down my torch for you like this

I miss your neck and your gait
And your sharing what you write
Miss you walking through the front door
Documentaries in your hand
Miss traveling our traveling
And your fun and charming friends
Miss our Big Sur getaways
And you watch you love my dogs

These are the things that I miss
These are not times for the weak of heart
These are the days of raw despondence
And I never dreamed I would have to lay down my torch for you like this

One step one prayer
I soldier on
Stimulating moving on

I miss your warmth and the thought
Of us bringing up our kids
And the part of you that was with your stick-tied handkerchief

These are the things that I miss
These are not times for the weak of heart
These are the days of raw despondence
And I never dreamed I would have to lay down my torch for you like

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Helen at  This  thing  called  life one  word  at a  time  invites everyone who would like to play along so we can share some fantastic music together.

Here are the rules for Song Lyric Sunday:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to Helen’s  post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST
  • Check out at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

 

Under The Same Moon

In  dreams I stand upon the beach

You are  there  but just out of reach.

The  sound of  the waves  fills my ears

It is loud but it  does not  drown out  my tears.

 

I feel  the sand, cool beneath  my  toes

The  wet of  the waves as in and out  they flow.

The  silver stars  and moon  light  the skies

But  there  is  only  darkness in  my eyes.

 

Where  are  you my love  where  have  you gone

Leaving  me  here  alone  with only  the  night’s sad  song.

I have  had  the  soul and  heart  ripped out  of  me

Since  I  agree  to  say goodbye  and  set  you free.

 

The same moon

 

 

 

 

DARK SKIES

 

However hard I try

I cannot  find  blue sky.

It has  been stolen, whisked away.

No more sunny  days.

 

The  dark clouds  and the rain have set in

As all my trouble have decided to begin.

To grow  and multiply

Here I stand  and wonder why.

 

When you where here all was fun

Why have  you deserted me and  taken the sun.

Leaving  me broken and in  pain

Lost, alone and in the rain!

Buried Alive

She is  so near, yet we cannot  see her

Lying in between the roots  and  leaves

No more  pain, no longer  cold not  a care

Unlike  those  who search, her loved  ones grieve.

 

Fear  and terror  her  last feelings

Trapped  and scared knowing she was lost

At  first  she  begged to be released  but  there was no appealing.

Why  had  she smiled  at  him, her  life had  been the cost.

 

Only  sixteen  her life all over all her hopes and dreams

Gone slipped  through her fingers

Her  picture like an icon, shattered plans and schemes

She  is lost to  them gone  but  for now  her soul still lingers.

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