I'm still here after all this time As my heart cries out within me Pushing the crushing sorrow away So that I may finally be free Looking up at the stormy sky Wondering if it will ever fade Excluded from the sun And drowning in the rain "What have I done?" I cry Eyes blurred by tears Seeking answers around me Fighting away my fears Crumbling heart fails Stony façade drops Fragile soul shatters As the pain stops Replaced with numbness And age old feelings arise Tearing me apart Blinded by demise But I'm still here... Oh I'm still here... After all of this time...
Your still here. So am I. It will be okay. You will be okay.
Turn the corner Hand tenses Looking down the iron sights I see an object fall "Tango down" I call over the radio what was his name? Tango, Threat, Terrorist, doesn't matter. Explosion Mud brick wall vaporized into dust Keep going Out of breathe Keep going Hand tenses "Tango down" Does it have kids? A Family? Threat eliminated Round the corner Hand tenses "Three tangos on west building roof top" Bullets from my brothers **** by my helmet Return fire "Take Cover!" Sweat drenched face fogs up my goggles Explosion Brick pieces pummel my back Ears ringing, faintly hearing "Alpha down, Medic!" Blurred vision, equilibrium thrown off Raise my rifle Hand tenses Silhouette falls "Medic!" heard faintly Hand tenses "Are you okay?" sounds distant Hand tenses "babe?" getting louder Hand tenses
Wake up Sheets heavy with sweat "Babe, are you ok?" Throwing the blankets I jump back to the edge of the bed Her frightened face I've seen before I look down Hands tense Same look, no tangos No threats Just Ghosts