when people say war

what do you see?

I see a family chased from home.

being shot down

for being scared

for feeling along.

I see a boy

being handed a gun


his father was killed

protecting his family.

I see a little girl standing

beside her brother

unsure what to do

their parents promise to be back

with food,

but that was days ago

and they.

promised not to move

her siblings are crying and starving

she has to do something.

they leave a note


they will understand,

She's silently praying there alive.

what about the family's

once free

Now imprisoned

forced to work for a little food

What do you see when people say war?