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Tonight, we have won

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Tonight, we have won

“You’re brave, you know
              …staying here with me in this brightly lit world
full of people with dark hearts.” 
"I don’t know if I’m brave." 
" but I’m not scared of dying either, 
because I never felt alive until I found you
                  …and the only reason this place is bright, is because of you.”
“The bombs flash, and light up my eyes, and you look into them deeper,
because we’re afraid. We’re clinging to life; using each other. Aren’t we?” 
"I am using you. I’m using your eyes as beacons, to find my way back to camp, your heart to calm the rhythm of my own; and find sleep in the chilling silence of my brother’s screams. He’s still out there, you know? His eyes were still open when we ran, I can’t believe I left him. I can’t believe he’s gone.." 
"You didn’t leave him, they took him. You would never leave anyone. You never left me, even when I told you to. Begged you not to follow me here…This wasn’t even your, nor your brother’s war." 
"Your war, is my war Angel…and my brother, he fell for the cause, or maybe he just wanted to protect me. I should have protected him!!" 
"Listen to my heart Samuel, feel it. We’re alive. We’re together. Tonight, we have won." 
-James Kelley 2014, All rights reserved.

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  1. Date: 5/5/2014 8:50:00 AM
    Your words demand the reader become involved in the scenes you create, to smell the fear, see the devastation, experience the loss for ourselves.

    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 5/8/2014 2:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your comments make me feel as if I am indeed doing my job, thank you so much
  1. Date: 5/1/2014 9:30:00 AM
    Heartfelt write quite convincing, James

    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 5/1/2014 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Dr.Ram!