THE WARTIME ISSUE
WHEN IS WAR GOING TO STOP?
When will war end?
This war… That war…
Your war… Our war…
Does it really matter?
When is war going to stop?
Will it be today?
Will it be tomorrow, or next week?
End it now! Today!! This minute!!!
If it does not stop…
Soon there will be no Teachers…
No Firefighters… No Mothers…
No Fathers… No Sisters or Brothers.
But most of all…
No America? God Bless America??
Why would he???
Kyndall Brown is 11 years old and attends Anne Beers Elementary School in Washington DC. She is a member of the poetry group, Girls and Boys with Hearts (GBWH), founded and directed by Ladi Di (the Love Poet). Kyndall also participates in DC Scores at Anne Beers, a program that provides creative writing and soccer activities each day after school. Anne Beers has won the DC Score’s Poetry Slam four of the last five years. Kyndall also enjoys music, art, and other sports.
Published in Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 2006.