David Morris

A Silent War - Poem by David Morris

I'm left inside
With thoughts to hide
And convincing the problems to go away
I try to find the words I lack
But then always stop and turn my back
Tricking myself to think that I really am ok

I'm always in a place so dark
It seems I'm fleeing from the light
Soon Ill hit a corner
And give up all my fight
Covering my eyes
I see the faces and wish they would go away
I'm hiding in the corner,
with no where else to hide and stay
Trying to overcome the thoughts
But repeatedly, they hit me anyway
The moments are to heavy
Its a burden on my mind
I can't even ask for help
These problems are all mine
Eventually, we all give way
To this thing called time
So I'm leaving you and not coming back
Buts it's ok I've made my mind
Soon I'll hit the gate
And have to pay the toll
But that's not a problem
Cause I hardly have a soul.

Just another life of a veteran
Drowning in despair
Wishing he could have opened eyes
Or got just one to care
He remembers though, that this is life
And is truly never fair
He remembers what he has fought for
But now for him, it just not there
This whole country is watching
And no one will evening bat and eye
But it doesn't really matter
Hes a veteran
Just another guy

Topic(s) of this poem: soldier, veteran, war memories

Form: Epic

Comments about A Silent War by David Morris

  • Chinedu Dike (9/15/2015 6:47:00 PM)

    A lovely piece of poetry depicting the deplorable condition in which some veterans found themselves in after years of selfless service to motherland. A well articulated poem bristling with insight. Thanks for sharing David. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/11/2015 3:11:00 AM)

    David, I beg to differ, you are not just another guy, you are an American hero who has fulfilled his purpose in life. Killing and death are ghosts of war, they haunt and claw at your mind, time does not let them fade away, they are memories relived over and over again, unbidden. You have a very beautiful soul, David, it shines brightly in this poem, drowning in life sometimes we don't see those who appreciate and love us. Our eyes are open, hearts always welcoming in our unsung heroes. We know you fought for Americans and we will never forget the sacrifices you have made to protect us. At this very moment the whole country is watching, their eyes on you, because you matter to all of us, you're not just another guy, you are our brother whom we love and honor! Best to you always, you will never be forgotten! Your poem has definitely made an impression you can be sure of that! You have been recognized by Americans and the entire world now on PoemHunter. Love you, thank you for your service to us and America! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 10, 2015

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