Senzenina

November 5, 2011
By KalieM. BRONZE, Slinger, Wisconsin
KalieM. BRONZE, Slinger, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
\"Don\'t cry because it\'s over. Smile because it happened.\" --- Dr. Suess


Boots trudging through mud,
Sweat, tears and blood,
Make there way to an utmost prison.
There’s a bittersweet nectar in the air,
Going home? You wouldn't dare,
Not until too many souls have been torn.
Backs have been broken and down went the sun,
Far from home- fresh out of fun,
I suppose we have all just spoken too loud.
Too late for advice,
A piece of armor will have to suffice,
You just hope to someday find peace.

The author's comments:
About four years ago, my big brother Ryan's life was taken from him in Iraq. This was an eye opener for me as well as my family. Immediately the African Zulu word "Senzenina" which in English means: "What have we done?" came to mind. As sinful humans, we make filthy mistakes and war is one of them. It is the bravest of people who are willing to take a stand and make a difference who will someday find that separate peace.

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