War Stays With You Forever
Kane Zaknich, Grade 10, Carnamah District High School
War stays with you for ever.
It's been 12 years since I last fought
Many things have changed, yet some things are kept the same.
Every night I pray.
I pray for me best mate who suffered a terrible fate.
I pray for someone to rid me of these endless nightmares
Which have plagued my memories for far too long.
I pray for God to have mercy on my soul once my time is up.
But most of all, and I'm unsure why,
I pray for the enemy soldiers I once massacred
I pray for their parents, their wives, their children.
War may finish, but it stays with you forever.