Friday, September 16, 2022

Wayfaring Soldier


I am a poor wayfaring soldier
I fought in many battles
I am wounded and tired
Wasted and have no hope

I killed many people
I saw death and dying
I saw burning villages
Weeping widows and children

I saw dark clouds over me
I was not sure of my fate
I was an instrument
I had to follow orders
All I knew was to kill and destroy

In the end, I deserted
I had enough of my share
I wanted to leave the battlefield
I started drifting everywhere

I wanted to go home
I want to see my family
I wanted to be a civilian
But I was far away from my expectations

Ruwan M Jayatunge

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