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September 8, 2013
By StarSophia GOLD, Wauwatosa, WI, Wisconsin
StarSophia GOLD, Wauwatosa, WI, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
“But it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it'll shine the clearer." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

"For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom

One simple man,
One simple knife.
One evil betrayer
Who took that life.
His country got mad
And started a war,
So the killer’s country
Called on people in hoards.
Soon allies joined
And soldiers were sent.
“Goodbye” to their families,
And off they went.
Most never to see
Their loved ones again,
Most to lose their lives
Because of one man’s sin.
After many lives were lost,
The leaders decided to stop.
Battles really were not fun
Or coming up with evil plots.

But years later, once again -
A simple man, a simple trend
That one race dominates over all;
This belief was the Germans’ downfall.
They never learned,
They never changed.
What history does
It will repeat again.
One powerful man
Many powerful knives,
One evil dictator
Who took many lives.
When the world resisted
Its soldiers fought on,
Fighting with hope
To right that great wrong.
In the end, good prevailed
And our side won -
But not without loss
And destruction of tons.

We as a people
Must learn from the past -
Not to take life lightly,
Not to kill so fast.
We as a country
Must understand
That our own future
Lies in our hands.

The author's comments:
About World War I & World War II.

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