Wall Of Tears

I've tried to talk about the nights
That I call... Just incredibly bad...
But every time... they feel as if...
I'm going stark ravening mad...
I held my buddy's hands.
As he breathed... His dying breathe...
Shaking... and
Scared to death...
It was like mosquito death!

Never had so much fear...
Anger...Blood...
And Strife...
Complete helpless-ness...as my buddy
Lost his life

Oh Please...God...
God...Won't you help him too?
But when you're in that Dark Hell!
Not even God...Can guide you!


It's hard today to live as one man...
I doubt... Anyone will ever understand!
He pleaded... Don't leave me behind!
That night...souls... tears... combined!
I didn't...
But as Jimmy lost his soul and died...
He died...
So did mine...

P.S.

I know...I know...It's hard to believe
It's been forty some years
But I cried so hard...
When when I read your name...
On that Wall Of Tears

And Jimmy... I'm trying hard to win!
So that God...Will let us meet again!


P.P.S.

That tin star that they gave!
Claiming I was so very brave...
I took it.. to Shoshone... and there...
I tossed it...into the Falls
Clinching that safety fence...
Just struggling... trying... to stand tall!

So I go there often to enjoy the view...
With those endless tears in my eyes...
Everyday...
I've remembered you...



Clyde Grant Bryson

by Clyde Bryson

Comments (3)

Never had so much fear... Anger...Blood... And Strife... Complete helpless-ness...as my buddy Lost his life...... a fine poem conveying deep felt grief and memories that remain in your depths....... thank you dear poet. tony
This is a wonderful poem, so very moving. Good work.
A very powerful poem, with real true emotion. A fantastic write.