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Rainbow Warrior


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Rainbow Warrior

By: Jason R.

Written May 27th, 2006 and on September 30th, 2007

You dropped the words on me today

Duty it seems will soon take you away

I think a part of me died tonight

I feel nothing on my insides

Fighting a war I can?t begin to understand

Being Army strong won?t make you a man

Can you hide who you?re fighting for

Being on the front lines in the wrong fucking war

We spoke until the words were yells

I?ll never understand you I can tell

Brandon, I really feel like hell

But I?ll throw a few pennies in the wishing well

You stood up and drew a line in the sand

And you knew you could be excluded for loving a man

If this secret was to escape and be found out by all

Your disgrace would be terrific and down you?d fall

I know it?s your belief and a desire to serve

You love this country despite being labeled a perv

Their policy is don?t ask and never say

They?ll let you die but you can?t die gay

I received the news from them today

It seems duty finally did take you away

I know a part of me died tonight

And I feel nothing on my insides

You fought a war I?ll never understand

But being Army strong made you a man

You no longer have to hide who you?re fighting for

Dead on some front line in this wrong fucking war

I cried until the screams turned to yells

I?ll never understand your sacrifice I can tell

Brandon, I really feel like hell

A rose on your grave replaces pennies in the wishing well

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Guest Rustic Monk

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Fighting a war I can?t begin to understand

Being Army strong won?t make you a man

Can you hide who you?re fighting for

Being on the front lines in the wrong fucking war

The best

Sorry to hear about your friend. I hope it wasn't friendly fire.

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  • 14 years later...

I've been reaching back in the past gathering all my writings and saving them on google docs. This piece brought back so many bitter sweet memories. Brandon was a great guy I met back in my drug induce craziness, we had just started seeing each other when like a whirlwind Mark came back into my life. I'm not saying that I was the reason he joined the army, I wasn't. But I wonder how life would have been different if I would have ignored Mark's call.  This made me tear up, not much does that. Especially something I wrote. But I had completely forgotten I wrote this piece so it was like a hammer that hit me. 

 

J

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