Old Soldier

During the times that have come by, I pray for war to come. Not these new modern warfare. The old kind. Those ones stationed between battle noise and mud trenches. The zipping sounds of mortars, as empty bullet shells illuminate the blood heavy war terrain. Soldier boots marching through old places that were once called new homes.

Yes, I pray night and day. Night and day! Yes, for at night sleep refuses me and tosses me in between my past memories and a future I remain nameless.

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These drones are empty vessels. They are transporters of bad news and death. For our souls do hunger for a reason to accept sleep but no! Not these ones. These silent birds made with fiber like materials only look down, fall flat, and never return up.

Like thin dots silently scattered.

Only if your hands be wide as the oceans floors and you bring them together then one might see how much these dots have cost us.

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I grow sick by the hour. Every hour eaten in silence. Every chance taken just to remain still. I grow deeper into my own anger. Madness beckons daringly close ….and I fear I will welcome it back home.

Commander Bull. ENTRY #204881

Battlefront Shagari Sector, Year 2098



One thought on “Old Soldier” by Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

  1. TBS I’m a fan of the army and this- your post, portrays the thoughts of most soldiers. Not like an exact reflection but it’s similar and the tone is the same. Thank you for this!

    Ps: Sometimes, I just want to go back there and see what it was like.

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