Ava Benn

(Oxford, Ohio, USA)

War, When Will It Stop?

I saw the dead where they had fallen,
And I cried out, "Why did they die?"
They were so young and full of life;
I could not help but utter a cry. Is there no way to find peace on earth?
Are we so selfish, so cruel to others
That we must fight like animals?
Why can't we act like brothers? Please help us, dear Lord, to live
As you have hoped and planned;
That we should share and give

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