Peaceful War

The only peace I know lies in this war A sense of home and belonging in battle Any sunshine that may have shown before... Has long been forgotten Sometimes, I get shards of its memories They drift into my head as I dream And just when I think they’ll bring the light... They cut deeper; only intensifying the darkness Memories of light do not bring back the light, But only show a spyglass on the darkness Feeding it and giving it reason to stay More blood shed; that shard becomes just another weapon on this battlefield Another deadly piece of the dark... Another poisonous chalice of fear This battle- this war It’s all I know now Therefore, it brings a strange peace Enough that the thought of real peace is appalling I don’t want to get better... And I don’t want your help