why do people fight and kill?
take pleasure in the blood they spill?
don't they know their wars should cease?
love like brothers and live in peace?
large nations over little trifles,
launch battleships, arm their men with rifles.
they don't know what grief they cause,
when loved ones to the war are lost.
a woman cries, her son has died.
another's husband in the battlefield lies.
they are gone forever, lost forever.
killed in their country's violent endeavor.
only carried out for personal gain,
all wars cause are grief and pain.
stop bloodshed, stop the violence...
and maybe...MAYBE the world will be different.