Salem's Den Journal
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2003-03-23 22:23:17 (UTC)

Embrace this Nightmare

Tournament of Rails # 3 entry.

We go to war,
pray for victory,
to win.

We cannot win.

We pray that our soldiers
can defeat the enemy,
return as heroes,
alive and well.

Embrace this nightmare.

Our sons, our brothers,
our lovers,
will walk this path.
We will call them heroes
when they return.

It matters not which side wins.
Blood will be shed.
Brothers, sons, fathers, lovers--
will die.

Do you think it really matters
whether the grieving
mother, sister, daughter, wife
speaks English?

Grief is a universal language--
known and shared by all.
Embrace this nightmare--
we will soon be grieving.