Tales of Liberty and lesser things
Phantom Pain – Part One
He didn’t hear the screeching tires
or the sirens when they came.
As he lay there on the black top
He felt no fear or pain.
He wondered how he got there
In the stillness of this night,
The last thing he remembered
Was the glare of that head light.
And then he looked on down the road
And saw the mangled steel,
The handle bars and spinning tires,
Broken struts and upturned wheels.
In that very instant
He began to feel the pain.
He saw the river of his blood.
Felt his life force as it waned.
Phantom Pain – Part Two
He woke up to a myriad
Of people dressed in white
Who spoke in quiet voices
Like whispers in the night.
And then a kindly doctor
Sat down beside his bed
“There’s no easy way to tell you, son,
The things that…
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