#1
I wrote this after I imagined like it would be like to be a soldier badly affected by war and conflict. Tell me what you think. Constructive critisism is welcome.

Breath

I was told
after years
my sole purpose
is to exist

I tried hard to sleep
terrible visions stir my sleep

travelled long
travelled hard
this man is gone
I am glad

take two prongs
carry on
the picket
is not for me

breath!
breath for me!
pump the life
back into me!
so I can see
whats been done to me!

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#2
travelled long
travelled hard
this man is gone
I am glad

doesn't work with the overall theme. at least, so i think. i interpret "this man" to be the speaker, in which case he wouldn't be glad. if its not the speaker, and is some other man, its hard to deduce that because theres no introduction to any other character
#3
Yes, He is the "speaker" so to say. There are no other characters present.

travelled long
travelled hard
this man is gone
I am glad

What I was basically trying to get here was that -

After all he has experienced, the man he was before, the man with feelings and emotions, is gone. Now he has no emotion or feelings, so he cannot feel the pain and anguish he has felt for long. This makes him "glad."

Hope that clears it up!

cheers
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