i hope you find your way in the world. though you have seen the darkness the decay that pervades it i know one day you will find your feet again. and you will walk tall as you once did giving voice to the muted cries of the broken though you were one too. and all the noise which followed tormented you all your life will feel less like drowning and more like marching as you once did when you were young and wanted to go leave find your footing in a distant land to protect freedom and all that is. you did not go. father mother held you forced you home made you stay. the nightmare of knowing… your good friend and roommate died in war. you may not have been able to go find your way in that desert… but i hope you’ll see as i have that you are still enough. and the games we played when we ran off and out seeking adventure maybe one day you’ll show the world through the games you’ll make someday. you’re a man now little brother and the world will be greater because of you.
Published by Agnes S Kamalnath
Agnes S Kamalnath was born on August 3rd 1988. For Agnes writing is taxing; it often leaves her feeling drained. Sharing the deepest part of oneself can be painful, but it brings her joy. This act of creation can be a double-edged sword: both destructive and constructive. Her poetry has appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of S/tick, and in the December 2013 issue of Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag. Agnes studied in the United Kingdom, completing her A-Levels at Mander Portman Woodward and attending university, majoring in Chemistry with Biochemistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She received a 1st in Heredity & Gene Action. A 1st is the highest mark awarded in the British System. It is rarely awarded. Agnes earned her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of La Verne, which is located in southern California in the United States of America. View all posts by Agnes S Kamalnath