Wednesday, January 12, 2011
You Are All Outsiders To Him
Comes back a distant man,
Comes back a changed man
That you can not hope to understand.
A man who comes from war
Has seen what true terror's like..
Has looked death in the eye
And come back.
A man who had gone to war
Had gone with many
And come back with few
And thats what makes it so hard for you
All the change he hoped to make
Seems lost amidst the lives raked
All the men he called his brothers
Were lost to the others
All the life he saw since birth
Was diminished by burnt bodies..
By men that have been cut in half..
By farewells said with a gasping breath
And a prayer he had to say on their behalf
Before they were gone..
Before he was gone..
Leaving behind a man inside of him-
A scarred man,
A battered man,
A man that you will never understand.