Why War, not Peace?

The Hamilton Spectator - - OUR PULSE - CHRISTINA TSAPRAILI, GRADE 12

War brings sor­row, mis­ery and death Killing of a na­tion’s chil­dren women and men Tears fall­ing on peo­ple’s cheeks Wish­ing for a bet­ter way to live Canada, US, Europe sep­a­rated by the great At­lantic Where can they go to get away from this panic Pack­ing their bags, wav­ing their land good­bye As it will for­ever re­main in their hearts with a heavy sigh Another land is now called home Where new be­gin­nings are start­ing to take form Why not peace? Why choose the weapons to re­lease? Is it worth to bury all the bodies For the sat­is­fac­tion of one’s hob­bies? Guns and weapons all around Scar­ing even the flow­ers that want to grow on this bloody ground Lov­ing, car­ing, help­ing are all hard ac­tions to demon­strate But choose not and hu­man eyes will show only hate Show your face, sweet har­mony Come help the na­tion ex­ist fear­lessly Let’s make a change, stop be­ing their vic­tims Start­ing a new life away from their rhythms Stop tol­er­at­ing what oth­ers seem to like Be mind­ful that you can spend a life so dream­like I am not here to tell sto­ries But to ex­plain na­tions’ wor­ries No­body is safe, no­body can avoid fear Although ev­ery­one can try with more calm­ness to ap­pear I say no more It’s up to you, God’s chil­dren, to end this war and show peace forever­more.

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