Hi my name is Oscar, I’m a 9th grader and I wrote this poem about war and violence and how it does not help our planet at all. I wrote this poem and connected back to Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare because it was the book that I was reading at the time. I hope you really like this poem thank you for taking your time to read my work!
Why do we need war?
To see hatred come alive
Or to see
Death bloom like
What does war do?
Does it just make people suffer?
Like Romeo and Juliet
When the Montague and the Capulets
Could not come to peace.
What does war create?
Why do we have violence?
Just to show who is the better killer?
Or to show who’s the better survivor?
I’ve seen a lot of violence in my life
From down the street to big countries
I can’t escape violence, it’s everywhere
Every corner of the street every city of the world
I’ve always dreamed of a place with no violence
A place where every race every religion
Every person felt safe and secure
And that every person is a puzzle piece
That we can come together to form
every day on the news I see
This person killed, this person robbed, this person shot this school,
This person in power said this about this group of people.
Can we not create peace with each other are we just the Montagues and the Capulets
who fight each other for no reason
Or are we the servants who those in power keep us encapsulated
Into the bubble of oppression
Those servants that we cannot create a rhythm for ourselves
But instead create hatred and fight back with our swords and guns
Creating our hatred into monster that will soon fight back at us
Or are we just creating a plague on both our houses.Tags: #End War #Life Academy#Oakland #Shakespear #stop Violence
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