Compassion Poem

Dedicated to all people suffering from war, who, no matter what they are like, are humans just like us. Sincerely, from Sharifah Hanna, age 14.

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I am deeply touched by this poem. I am South Sudanese (23 years old) and living as a refugee in Egypt. My experience with war is that I was born in a worn-torn country. It left deep wounds of...

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I Wish For Peace

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Published: September 2009

When times of sorrow
Come each day,
I always feel sad
And sigh away.

Always a war, needs fighting
Always a life, suffering,
Oh, how I wish,
I wish for peace.

Though, I know, 'tis a test
Laid for us by God,
That the day comes
Of no more burden,
No more load.

A time of love,
A time of ease,
Oh, how I wish,
I wish for peace.

But, what would I give
For people to always get along,
Instead of shouting curses
To, maybe, sing a song?

I hope, I will live
To see my dream come true,
As, I hope, your dreams do to.
Right now, I will wish,
I wish for peace.

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  • Elijah Achiek Panchol by Elijah Achiek Panchol
  • 11 months ago

I am deeply touched by this poem. I am South Sudanese (23 years old) and living as a refugee in Egypt. My experience with war is that I was born in a worn-torn country. It left deep wounds of hatred in my heart as I always wish I could get revenge for all the wrong that has been committed toward me and my people. My heart is always filled with thoughts of hatred for my enemies, but recently I realized that I have no enemies although there are politically fabricated enemies. When I look at how my people are suffering, I just feel tears dripping down my cheeks. I have witnessed many consequences that come along with war since it creates lawlessness. I've seen people being killed and women raped, but I couldn't do anything since I was a child. How I wish I could save those helpless women. I have witnessed children starving to death and being malnourished. I was a victim too. How I wish I could save those kids in the war zone. My heart is filled with sorrow.

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