Treasure Island

emerson achari


Confessions Of A Soldier


I do not wish to hide from you truth
nor hide the evils of pain or war

I fear my time has come
I fear my end near
I fear not of me, but you
I fear and will fear
as long as my love for you is dear

As i sit rocking gently
As if the seas have taken pity
on those hundreds dead
And i fear...

I do not wish to hide from you truth
nor hide the evils of pain or war

For my country I fight
For you i wish..
I wish to take flight
Hopeless, the situation is

My love for you dear
My love for my country endear
I try to believe
for a better future i fight
But then i will be lying

I do not wish to hide from you truth
nor hide the evils of pain or war

I am torn
Country, family
justice, lineage

You told me not to go
You begged me to stay
You willed me never to go astray
It pained you so as i left
so naive, your love for me was

I wished now that i had not failed you so
I wished now that i had listened
I wished now that i had been with you,
by your bedside

So sorry i am
I cannot be there
Not for you
nor the new one

I promise you now I Will Return
Alive and Whole i hope
Shift Earth and Sky i will
All to be by your side..........

So sorry i am
to tell you now
My friend
your husband no longer alive..

I DO NOT WISH TO HIDE FROM YOU TRUTH
NOR HIDE THE EVILS OF PAIN OR DEATH

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

the story of this poem follows a young married man who goes to war while his wife is pregnant. The soldier regrets his decision and believes that he will die and eventually does.The story follows a series if letters to his wife with the first tho lines always
'I do not wish to hide from you truth
nor hide the evils of pain or war'
This poem does not follow any country in general but shows the pain and suffering that all the PEOPLE had faced in the war

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