It's a War

May 21, 2012
By Joshua.D BRONZE, Trenton, New Jersey
Joshua.D BRONZE, Trenton, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
You only live once.

It’s a War
There’s a war going on and the battlefield is all around us/The enemy is not holding back so fighting is a must/So many deaths by the enemy’s hand/So many have fallen, but one has gotten up to stand/You cannot see our enemy but you know it’s there/It causes so many deaths but doesn’t seem to care/Hunger is our enemy - the world’s most wanted/Mostly innocent men, women, and children it has haunted/Hunger is cruel and kills its victims very slow/We do not own it yet, but one day hunger will be under our control/
Hunger does not give up but it progresses/While it attacked we have defended/But we cannot trust in our fort’s walls/They are beginning to crumble, soon they will fall/This was never a small problem, but a world crisis/So if you’re yelling out for help, I hear your cries/
There is a secret weapon that can take hunger by surprise/
Hope. This thing we can depend on/Hunger is not going to conquer us because on this earth we belong/ So hunger, we can take whatever you have in store/And if you’re with me, give a salute and remember – we are at war

The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this piece was hunger. We learned a lot about hunger this year - both in our neighborhoods and around the world. It's something that seems to keep fighting and we need to fight back.

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