Courtney Redmond

Rookie (1989-present / Boston, MA)

Wounded Soldier - Poem by Courtney Redmond

What have I done?
To feel this way
Moms always working then going to school
Dad works all day to then drinks it all away
Why must my brother and I worry so much?
We ask ourselves
Why must we put up with this?
Why?
Can you tell me that answer?
We are good kids
With a family
That thinks for themselves.
What would it be like if no one cared?
Where do I qualify as a good person?
If I cant do anything but be me
And still fight each battle as a wounded soldier
I want it all to stop
I want to drink it off till I’m numb
I don’t want to have to fight anymore
I’m just so tired
Maybe if I rest it will all go away?

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  • (6/1/2007 1:45:00 AM)

    Is this from real life experience, if so parents sometime don't know the meaning of the word, hang on young man, try and make your feelings known, ask them to put them selves in your place, see if they like the same treatment, keep writing put it all down on paper until your pain disappears. Osceola (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 5, 2011


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