Colin F. Jones

GUILT

Who am I to feel guilty?
Who are you?
I am not that important,
Nor are you!
Guilt is such a self promoting lie,
In the veteran.
It seeks sympathy,
And identity.
Using the dead to justify life,
And pain to declare it.
We have everything the dead don’t have.
But they have heaven.
They have what we pretend to want.
But living is better
because it is real.
It is what we prefer