In the Name of Brotherhood

I joined for the love of loyal friends,
Companions who’d fight until the end
Far from the dramas of highschool,
For hope, dignity, and set rules.

I joined in peace, but got lost in war
Now I don’t know what I’m fighting for.
can’t distinguish the bad from good.
I joined in the name of brotherhood.
I set out to find my broken dreams
But their promises aren’t what they seemed.
This war is a desert of loneliness
And I find my home is what I miss.

I joined in peace but got lost in war.
Now I don’t know what I’m fighting for.
If I had the chance I doubt I would
Join in the name of brotherhood,
Kill to survive, no time for doubt,
So many innocents dead, I couldn’t count.
A secret mission gone awry.
Bloody and beaten my body lies.

I joined in peace but got lost in war
Now I don’t know what I fought for.
I’d take it all back if I only could,
I’d rather have lived in brotherhood.

by Stephanie Moss
(edited by Sandra Stephenson)