An Endless War

April 1, 2009
By Jessica Norris BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jessica Norris BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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An endless war
An endless night
An endless tunnel
with no light
An endless fog
An endless plight
This stretch of land
no end in sight

A fatherless boy
A motherless girl
All their lives
in an endless swirl
Sleeping in bus stations
all this children
in an endless damnation
All the children

I wish the world
would calm this fight
They prey to god
to stop his smite
upon their helpless nation
a nation
in desperate need of salvation
"Save us!" they cry
but by and by
one by one
they die
without a hope
without a coat
without a mother to kiss them
without a father to praise them

End this war
End this night
A bend in the tunnel
I see a light!
the fog rises
this world is full of surprises

A new dawn
A new light
all the children's minds
are filled with fight
they fight to hope
they hope to fight
to make something
of this disaster they call life
for success in this world
for an escape from the cold

A puzzle
their lives
their country
put them together again
no fresh food
no clean water
no good place to begin

An end to this war
An end to this night
An end to this tunnel
now flooded with light
an end to this nightmare
this purgatory
this hell
for those children
now visible through their shell

full of happiness
full of hate
full of dreams
to be great
always changed
forever the same
the lives of the
Invisible Children

The author's comments:
This poem is about the war in Africa. Children are kidnapped and forced to join a child army. Please look up "Invisible Children"on the internet, and find out how to support this important cause!

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