head up

keep your head up, soldier. you are here because you chose to be.

keep your head up, soldier. men like you don’t cry. and never in front of anyone else.

keep your head up, soldier. you will disappoint if you fall to your knees. failure.

    these are the thoughts you had drilled

into your mind.

ever since you were young.

    i wish i could take them all away.

i wish i could dispose of all the abuse

that was once in your life.

you are a soldier. you do what is right, and you fight for what you believe.

    but you’re human first.

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