Developing Songs

The Old Man's Diary

Theme: Guilt

He was a boy before his father died
before the war
and the babies
A good catholic boy pulling pranks
getting into some trouble

and he'd write
dear diary
I pray

Dear diary
this war is eating my soul
I'm changing
The first time you kill another man
you die too

Nothing but tears on the later pages
tears on the edges
prayers mostly stares and reminisces
Faith like a ghost that blows in the window
tattered and rattling its old dead bones
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