The Effects of War
I lay awake in bed
Thinking of the blood I shed
Was it all terrorist red?
Or from the innocent?
Was what I did right?
Really worth the fight?
These wars are never black and white,
No way in hell am I sleeping tonight!
While I sit here and pray,
God bless the USA
Always saving the day
Or at least that's what they say
Ever resilient, the World's police
Desperately trying to keep the peace
Somehow we never hear the pleas
Of those who are really in need
Can I get an amen?
For all of our fallen men
Some of them were my friends
At what point is this going to end?
Back at home I watch TV
And am disappointed by what I see
The news is always reporting tragedy
Is this my home, the Land of the Free?
What am I fighting for?
Stars and Stripes galore
If things aren't improving here anymore,
Why did I risk my life over shores?
This is pointless, can't you see?
The only result is more casualties
Enough with the fighting, please no more
The path ahead is lined with death and gore
Now until the end of my days
On my hands foreign blood will stay
New recruits, I bid you warning
You might not be the same person in the morning
They call me a vet and shine with pride
But now I see with diamond eyes
Wars aren't the answer; they're the problem
I just hope the next generation can solve them
Sorry about the weird formatting. I wanted it to be separated, and that was the only way to do it. Yesterday, Shinedown released a new single called State of my Head. It's another song about war, and listening inspired this poem. It came to me as a song, but I can't sing for my life. I am not a war veteran, but I think this is how I would feel. Please review and let me know what you think!
Thanks - Hedgehogs4713