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To slip into oblivion
To slip away for a while
Or maybe forever?
Not to kill myself
Not to kill my future
But to kill my present
And to kill my pain.
No more stress
No more worries
No more days trapped on this mattress prison
No more pain.
But duty keeps me alive
Honor keeps me alive
Sacrifice keeps me alive
Love keeps me alive.
I always want to be the hero
But heroes never get to show their pain.
Heroes have to smile when all they want to do is cry.
Heroes have to fight even when they know the battle is unwinnable.
Heroes do not kill themselves; heroes go down with the ship.
Heroes do not let their loved ones see them suffer.
Heroes bear their burdens in silence.
If I cannot be someone else's hero
I will be my own.
And when I die
In a year, a month, a decade, a week
They will not say "How could she hurt us like this?
How could she kill herself? She had so much to live for"
They will say "She suffered for so long
But she was so brave"