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The Warrior

The Warrior

My pencil is my sword
My eraser is my shield
And when I go to war
My paper is my battlefield 
When life is to much
This is how I express the way I feel
And so I write such words
As murder, stab, kill
When people read these words
Misunderstanding they think I’m insane
But this is just how I vent
All my anger, frustration and pain
People that don’t know me
Think I look like a bad man
The people that say they do know me
Think I live the life of a madman
All of these things
Circling in my head
Sometimes I have to wonder
Would I be better off dead
I used to be a somebody
And my reputation would reflect
That I used to be a person
To look up to and respect
But now you can see
By the trembling in my hands
That all I am these days
Is a tired, broken man

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Written with such deep emotion. Very well crafted. Welcome to poetry soup. I can relate to this, just as I am sure others can as well. They are missing out, if they pass up this read. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:42:00 AM
    I think every one who writes can relate to this one...very nicely wtitten