The Long Shadow of War

mindlovemisery  Music Prompt #10: Imagine Dragons – “Demons” prompt by mandibelle16  (Song here)


You left with hope
and high ideals
gonna make it safe
for those back home

But what you dreamed
and what you’d seen
were two very, very
different things

When you came back
without some friends
it was the end
of innocence

I saw your pain
you drowned it out
in angry words
your heart in sherds

an ancient artifact
of war, no more,
you’re better now
but it’s still there

In your eyes lurk
loss and pain, you’ll
never be guiltless again
and every now and then

it rears its head
you push it down
you’ve learned to live
and forgive… yourself.


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