What is War?

August 8, 2010
What is war?
Children losing everything
Humans accepting cruelty
What is war?
Enemies chosen
Emotional separation
Thorny hedges
Vicious selection
What is war?
Lives lost
Only images engraved in memory
Tears of the unknown soldier
Lying lost and forgotten
On the battlefield of time
What is war?
The search for truth?

What is war?
We lack answers

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A friend of said...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm
as a species we seem to need to argue.  If only we could settle wothout resorting to war and all its consequences.  Good job,  good message!
shanti said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm
A young person's view of an adult dilemma - a brave and thoughtful contribution.  
sunflowergirl7 replied...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm
thanks! it is very true that children are the mots impacted by predominantly adult decisions. 
Sara said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm
I had many of your feelings when young, but never found the channel to express them and so beautifully. Way to go! 
sunflowergirl7 replied...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm
Thank you all very, very much for your kind comments. It means so much to me!
Elizabeth said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 8:17 pm
I am very touched to see a member of the young generation have the awareness to even broach this subject, and then to do so in such an elequent way.  It contributes to my great hope for the future.  Good going, Brianna.
Lisa said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm


Our Government is the problem!Very sad, but true.  This has gone on for years, it is history repeating itself.  

Nicely written

Jean said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm
very visual imaging
joyce said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm
very profound and deep...thank you
Esther said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 10:41 am
Brianna you have a wonderful gift, please continue to share
lisa said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 9:22 am
awesome, you are right on!!!!!!!!!!
linda sai said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 9:20 am


ve4ry impressive. you think deeply about difficult subjects and convey emotion very well.  youare very good writer.

DianeB said...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 7:55 am
What is important is that such a young person is thinking so deeply about the eternal question--"What is War?"
susan 12 said...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 7:07 am
very impressive... i think you have a great writing ability... very well said.....
sunflowergirl7 said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Thank you, Brianna, for this thought provoking poem. You hit the nail on the head! Keep on writing. The world needs to hear your voice.



highlyeffective said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm
Beautiful--and true.
Grandpa said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Well done Grand Daughter! I'm so proud of  you and everything you do.
joysai said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 10:39 am
Sunflower has written a most thought provoking poem and as she so aptly states there has never been an answer to the question....What is War?
mdcapecod said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm
risa123 said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 10:15 am
this is very thought provoking, i especially like the phrase "only images engraved in memory." beautiful work!
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