Gazing all around
All I see is a cruel battle scene
With obnoxious smell of blood,
The stench grows stronger
Lost souls scattered round the lieu
No flies or vulture to feast when due
As I look around,
My heart drowns in despair
Hardly can I see
For my eyes are dazzled with fumes.
Can this war just end?
My eardrums ache from the pandemonium of gunfire
The thoughts and images of killings
Scare me to death
I seek an end to this battle
I try to keep hopes alive
This is nothing but a hamlet of death.
I have seen it all
I can no less regard others
I have been there
Now I am more prudent.
NOTE: War undoubtedly has with it, several destructive impacts. Over the years, research has it that the traumatic impacts of war allows for the manifestation of resilience. This does not go to say that war should be encouraged as its negative effects continues to supercede its positive effects.
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding” -Ralph Waldo Emerson