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The Purpose of War


What would you do?

I'm scared.
I could've done it
I could've jumped.
Would you jump?

I felt a terrible tightness
A squeezing pressure.
I tried to swallow it
I tried to smile
Would you cry?

Quietly bawling
The embarrassment of tears.
Worldwide sadness
Crushing sorrow
Silly and hopeless.
Would you feel pity?

Paralysis of my heart
No decisions, no actions
Just a moral freeze.
No bravery
No morality
Just embarrassment

I did it.
I didn't jump
I didn't cry
I didn't feel pity.
I went to the war.
I was a coward.

- Kelvin Jiang