Poetry, Relfection and an Anti – War Sentiment

The other day I found this poem that I wrote when I was younger (around 10 years ago) about the suffering and pain caused by war and conflict. The sentiment still resonated with me and considering the various ongoing conflicts occurring across the globe I thought that I would share it.

Growing up in a nation relatively free of war and poverty, I am lucky not to have experienced these things first hand, however, it is important to take a moment to recognise that this is a reality for millions of people around the world who wake up every day uncertain about what the future will bring.

It is worth remembering that violent conflict does not serve the common interests of humanity and that war is not only destructive to society but also to the environment upon which we all depend.

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Day by day and in the dead of night; human history the never-ending fight.

Lights are on but hearts are out; the people cry, but no one hears them shout.

 The sun shines down as the wars rage on; you start to feel you don’t belong.

 The small child living a life of pain; suffering through cold, heat, wind and rain.

 Every night millions sit and cry; they ask the lord why ohh why?

 (He) will never answer some others say,

 But still those millions hope and pray.

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