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Goodbye Brave Soldier

Goodbye Brave Soldier

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Off to that tainted land they flew,  

Filled with anticipation and excitement,  

A chance to fight for the Country,  


But the novelty quickly wears off,  

As day after day bullets whiz past,  

As you suppress fear, pity, and remorse,  

As you play God with peoples lives.  


After the painful seven months have passed,  

They return to that forgotten place called home,  

Not able to forget, no longer able to feel,  

Because the scars will never truly heal.  


The war is behind them now, a distant memory,  

Now they are home everything's supposed to be ok,  

But they never escape the desperate screams,  

The burnt bodies and death engraved in dreams,  

Screaming and thrashing in their bed,  

Can't wake from the violent sleep.  


The war still raging inside their head,  

Paranoia begins to take its hold,  

Shame, regret, and anger by their side,  

The soldier that left never came home,  

So goodbye, brave soldier,

Take your leave, see your family,  

Get some rest, and take your pills,  

Because this is no war for you, it can't be won.


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