At Last
Author: AKA


Count time in minutes and years
With boredem as my friend
With shadows cast and bloody tears
I shall reach my final end

For none know what I do know
An few care what I do
Let anger swell to let it grow
Either death or glory to choose

I risk life for what do I gain
In a second it's all lost
Why must i feel such immense pain
And why so many pay the cost?

Sweat drips along the brow
Waiting for the shout
For the time is here and now
My mind is filled with doubt

I have seen enough in life
To have me scarred in death
So much toil and strife
I wish I had already left

Finally I see the goal in site
With only death in my way
I will last as long as I can fight
For freedom for another day

------- Author's Notes -------

little bit inspired by iraq war...


Comments on this poem/writing:

Tricia ( -- Friday, November 26 2004, 09:30 pm


AKA, i like this poem. it touches me deeply as my husband is a military man and so was(is) my father.(once a marine always a marine) Great work.
AKA ( -- Tuesday, March 8 2005, 09:51 pm


thank you very much, i appreciate any feedback i can get. im only 17 an have a lot of stuff going on in my life, so i find poems a way to express myself
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