John Westlake

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266. My Mind Tonight Is A Battlefield - Poem by John Westlake

My mind tonight is a battle field
containing weapons of different eras
many types of soldiers are here
but only fighting for two sides

My doubt is a legion of spearmen
creeping to get in range
ready to blot out the sun with their volleys
attempting to kill the swordsmen
of all my certainties

My pain is a horde of musketeers
firing at wherever is in range
currently being beaten back and pinned down
by many other memories
all armed with M16s and machine guns

My depression is a company of tanks
firing high explosive shells
my self confidence is retreating fast
trying to get reinforcements
before it is wiped out completely

Yes my mind is a battlefield tonight
but that is no different from normal
one way or another I know that the war must end
and that finally I may have peace
and be able to sleep properly for once

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about 266. My Mind Tonight Is A Battlefield by John Westlake

  • Rahman Henry (12/6/2015 11:02:00 PM)

    Yes my mind is a battlefield tonight... brilliantly expressed and well penned poem.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 13, 2015

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