THE TEARS I SHED


GOD KNOWS THE SILENT TEARS I'VE SHED,
FOR THE WAR IN MY HEART, AND IN MY HEAD.
THROUGH HOLLOWED EYES THAT SPEAK OF SORROW,
OF MY YESTERDAY'S AND MY TOMORROW.
THE TEARS I SHED, THEY ARE OF TRUTH,
THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE, THE LOSS OF YOUTH.
TEARS OF A SOLDIER THAT WITNESSED WAR,
THROUGH EYES THAT CHANGED FOREVER MORE.
THEY ARE THE CROSS THAT I MUST BARE,
FOR THE PART OF ME THAT I LEFT THERE.
I LOST MY SOUL UP ON THAT HILL,
CAN'T FORGIVE THE THINGS I KNOW GOD WILL.
TEARS FOR FREEDOM THAT I WILL NEVER SEE,
FOR THE GUILT THAT LIVES INSIDE OF ME.
THE TEARS I SHED, THEY ARE OF GRIEF,
FOR THE LIVES IN WHICH I WAS THE THIEF.
TEARS FOR THE ONES I COULDN'T SAVE,
FOR ALL THE HEROES IN THEIR GRAVE.
FOR ALL THE BOYS THAT WERE LEFT BEHIND,
TEARS FOR THE PEACE ,I CANNOT FIND.
TEARS OF AGONY, TEARS OF SHAME,
TEARS OF MISERY, TEARS OF BLAME.
I CHEATED DEATH AND WONDER WHY,
I DID NOT LIVE, I DID NOT DIE.
BECAUSE I ANSWERED THE BATTLE CALL,
FOR WHAT I'VE SEEN ,I SHED THEM ALL.
A SHATTERED MAN, THAT WILL NOT LET,
MYSELF FORGIVE OR FORGET.
 
 

BY:  CHRIS WOOLNOUGH

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Never Forget
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