The World

The world is a lonely place

Bursting with life

Billions of people walk by

And yet we are always alone

Why do we fight so much?

War after war

What will we have fought for

When there will be nothing left anymore

When the only thing you will have won

Are the dead bodies of your soldiers

And the destruction of the world

Is it really worth it?

Your bombs and tanks and guns

You kill millions without even blinking

And cry when your mother dies

Do we even know why we go to war anymore?

There is no reason great enough to justify massacre

You hate them because they’re different

They hate you because you’re different

But in the end aren’t we all just the same

Why can’t we all just co-exist peacefully?

And live together amiably

Let’s teach our children better

Than to be a hero of war

Let’s teach them

To be a hero of peace

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I really love history but sometimes it seems that we really don’t learn from our past mistakes. We need to learn that there are better ways to solve problems than to go to war. We just need better verbal communication instead of massacring innocent civilians to prove a point. I’m so tired of reading about death and war and more death- we’re better than this and I believe that we can change if we all try to work together instead of against one another. At the end of the day we’re just people no matter our age, gender, religion, race etc.

“Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” – John Lennon

“Peace can not be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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