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Grade
12

 

Bloodshot eyes and the temptation of steel

 

Countless nights he has kneeled

 

Hands clasped together hoping not to feel

 

The hopeless strings of his heart attempting to unravel

 

“I’m sorry this life wasn’t meant to be.”

 

“It’s easy to tell that I’m not free.”

 

“Stuck in the bounds of this fleshly nightmare.”

 

“The devil has won and it’s all fair.”

 

“On the bright side, you won’t have to see me wallow in my own despair”.

 

“I love you and I hope you go far.”

 

“I’d love to see you with a house, wife, kids, and a car”

 

“Just promise me you won’t stroll down my path.”

 

“Please don’t live in my aftermath.”

 

Bang

 

The light closed in, his breath now stripped

 

Hopes and dreams draining out like the blood oozing from his head

 

A yell of pain and terror

 

Tears ran out as he looked to find his own error

 

“Oh god, what did you do? What did you do?”

 

Dressed in black and white

 

Hundreds gathered at the loss of will to fight

 

Only one remained, deep in the cold of night

“Is this what you wanted?”

 

“Are you happy?”

 

“You were my brother. We played together we ran together we fought together.”

 

“Now you just leave? I can’t hate you but I’m mad at you, how could you do this to me?!”

 

“How could you do this to mom?! How could you do this to Dad?! All of us cared!”

 

“You took the easy way out and you’re a coward!”

 

“We had dreams. We had plans. You believed in me so why didn’t you believe in yourself?!”

 

“You were gonna be a doctor! You were gonna save lives so why couldn’t you just save yourself?!”

 

“You didn’t save yourself....”

 

The weight of words crushing through the afterlife

 

Two brothers, one without a life

 

Together, they wept in confliction and strife

 

State
MI
Zip Code
48304