But then I served my country and off to war I was sent. Now I live in that place so hellish that it is. That terrible place that they sent me to, to try and stop that war.
So with unloaded rifle I had to walk that narrow path, between the fighting peoples, but no safety had that path. For both sides now decided to attack, so with only boots and fists, I tried to stop their attacks. To hell we went, because that is where we were sent. Kill or be killed was the way we went. But I was to stop that war, because that was where I was sent.
Now I walk alone with my memories and in torment I walk bent. Trying to make sense of it all, but I cannot as war has no sense. Alone I walk as many others do, but a lone we are each, so deep in hell is where we walk. It’s where the Angels fear to tread, just like that war to where we were sent. We use to be happy oh so long ago. But now we walk, crippled and bent from the heaviest in our souls.
My country then turns its back when I ask for any help. As cheap as they can is what they are when they have to pay any amount. All I ask is what they owe, it’s not too much I think, just enough to live my life with dignity is all I want, you see.
I use to be a happy person oh so long ago….. I wish that I could come home now because I sure don’t like it here in this place that I am….. because it’s hell were I was sent.
8CH 3rd SSF Cyprus 1978/79
WHY?by Rob Bristol’s Poetry on Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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