From war to war torn The countryside lay Another boy worn From the front lines
His head molded grass Cold from the day And that gray pass Where many men die
His fathers sound Thrown from rampart Flung to the ground By gunpowder
"Father how could you?" The lame echo Fell in lieu to Another shot
Yet across the sea Past no mans land A body left be By loving hands
Hole in an old head Red mixed with green A piece of lead Found its owner
The boys weakened flame Died by old hands Gripping the same Righteous, gray gun
That gun is buried Beside that man The last bullet Killed the killer
Yet where is the blame? On one or both? They died the same With fatherly love
Basically I had this idea from the really disgusting concept of when in a very desperate situation like slavery, or threats from a group that is sure to **** an entire family, some fathers will feel the need to **** their family, by their own hands, rather than let them die by others. In this theory his family would not have to suffer. Which makes sense but is a grotesque idea to entertain.
This poem is about a boy who was shot by his father. They were both opposing each other and were soldiers of separate armies. The father shot his son because already he could see he was suffering and his father knew it would only get worse, so he shot him to end his suffering. However, he could not deal with the guilt of his action, so he ended up shooting himself as well. I liked writing this, and i hope you guys enjoy it.
P.S: For really crazy people read each last line in each stanza and put them together for a mini poem