James M. 12th Grade & Eric M., 12th Grade
it sometimes seems like a necessary evil
the only way to be free
or to quiet the upheaval,
but we leave a riff between the sea
the people aren't equal,
people are the problem, but people are the key,
by the world hatred is all that's seen
but how can this be changed
lie to the people through their tv screen?
but can people views truly be rearranged?
can the past be wiped clean?
or will the world remain unchanged?
can anyone answer the question?
or will war become just another profession?
We all have moments of despair and regression
And feel like the work to overcome them is too great
No matter the circumstance life keeps its progression
We either keep up or trust in fate
Whether it’s from the next big exam
Or the death of someone very close
Whether it’s taken with a grain of sand
Or hits you the most
Your team can triumph towards a championship
Or struggle through another tough season
Find a way to surpass a hardship
Or to just find another reason
We are given a life to live the way we choose
To contemplate between wrong or right to choose to win or to lose