Marcus Battistella, Grade 7, Xavier College
Why declare war to settle our disputes?
There are friends lost, politicians bickering and horrific bloodshed.
Anarchy reigns as storms of bullets take the lives of young, innocent soldiers
Families mourning their senseless death
Thirteen years of war in Vietnam,
With wounded diggers hurt in trap explosions
Chilling, grave memories surround our brave, old veterans
War is not the answer!
War is like a dark hole infested with thousands of cobras
War is hell, War is misery, War is black!