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I Have Been Here

by Sierra Vaillancourt

I've been here a year or two
I've watched the sun clip down,
I've heard a howl, a scream, a shot
As troops invaded the town.

I've survived a war or two
I've seen the people run,
I've tried to save a couple,
But always lost a ton.

I've lived through a loss or two
I've lived in the past,
I've dug up some memories
And grown through it at last.

I've watched the plants grow a time or two,
I've seen them soak up the sun,
I've wished I could be like them sometimes,
Safe from the shot of a gun.

I've felt safe a time or two
I've stayed in my chair,
I've been alone but didn't feel bad,
Because I've survived my share.