Lilibeth Sacmar Apat

Rookie (Oct.2 / Tondo, Manila, Philippines)

Peace - Anybody?

There is a peace talk held today
The land's future is being decided
Everyone must keep his cool
Or all will end in a disastrous coup.

Why is peace so elusive?
Do we really have to triple our effort
For something that must come naturally?
Everyone, I know, needs it.

Why does peace have its price?
Why do we bargain? Why make deals?
Is it a commodity only simple men can afford?
Or is it non-existent after all?

Strange how things work out
For peace, someone must die
For peace, people have to fight - ironical!
Peace we crave and peace there's none.

Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010
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  • Rookie Meghan - (7/1/2006 12:32:00 AM)

    This is really great and so true. The last line is probably my favourite, 'Peace we crave and peace there's none'. Awesome poem.

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