Lets talk about war through a poem I wrote on it when I was 14.
I have always felt strongly about war. I am a generally sensitive person and war is one of the things that affect me the most. Hence , a lot of my writing is about war.This poem is probably one of my first war poems. It’s nothing special, is non rhythmic, pretty basic and is simply titled “War.” Here it goes.
What is war?
Is it the cause of human guilt?
Is it the search for a scapegoat?
Is it the fight against a group of people?
Or is it intolerance of a religion?
Is it what we consider a mistake?
Or is it what we learn from?
Is it the extent of what humans are capable of?
Or is it not knowing what to do?
Is it because someone was pressurised?
Or is it because someone was ostracised?
It is for all the above reasons, but not quite,
These are its consequences, not what it is,
War is when humans forget who they are,
And when humanity fights against humanity,
and always, it is humanity that loses.
THIS POST’S QUESTION : What do you, personally, think war is? Comment below with what you think about it. I’d love to hear from you!