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Day after day I end the war
And everyday I put down my blade
But that sword rises once more

I carry on tired and sore
And every passing hour I fade
Day after day, I end the war

Between my hands lies the claymore
And with it another is slayed,
But that sword rises once more

I cannot remember my life before
When I was young and unswayed
Day after day I end the war

My life is filled with blood and gore
And every day a life is paid
But that sword rises once more

Every second of peace I long for
Only continues to be betrayed
Day after day I end the war
But that sword rises once more
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Written on August 04, 2020

Submitted by Awkwardwriting97 on October 08, 2021

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  • rpoor7
    Nothing awkward about this... Sums up life perfectly. Short and to the point, I like that
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