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If I Don't Come Back

June 2, 2015
By frozenbrogurt PLATINUM, Singapore, Other
frozenbrogurt PLATINUM, Singapore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
– Will Rogers

A boy of fourteen

enters the crowd,

Laughing with men,

A joyful light sound,


Then the shells fly,

Screaming through the air,

Right by his head

a bullet ruffles his hair,


They all reach for guns,

Metal hard and cold,

Men made to machines,

They do as they're told,


The boy does not cry,

Despite his young age,

Another death is expected

just like turning a page,


He hopes that it's his,

It seems almost holy,

To die on the field,

A small hometown glory.

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