a time of war

it had become a time of war

a bloody period in his life

innocence burned to ashes

fear carried forth into battles

more mental than physical

emotions began running wild

as doubt overwhelmed reason

bitterness became a way of life

when at last hope turned away

emotional disinhibition took over

nothing was there worth contesting

yet forces were constantly set in motion

thoughts that became more consuming

of his spirit than he could withstand

became a perpetual time of war