What Happened to Peace?
Jolie Abadi, Grade 8 - Atlanta Jewish Academy
The windy morning, as quiet as can be,
Yet something took a turn inside of me.
A soaring surrender I wish I would see.
The ground shook,
And I sunk like an anchor,
On my trip to the bottom of the ocean.
My vision was blurred as I searched for an answer.
The darkness consumes us, where should we look?
A second ringing in my ears.
A second in time to fear and react.
The cries for help bring never ending tears.
My mind went blank, and my body went stun.
Do I look back or do I run?
Why must this happen here?
On the round Earth where I yearn for peace,
Will we ever get off this carousel of hostility?
Where the children are sobbing instead of loving,
On this panicked ride where I yearn for release.
I can feel the growing heat,
No matter the depths of defeat,
The fire within, for the country I love, will never be beat.