January 1, 2009


by Donnalyn Weir

Millions of lives were lost
Because of thy selfish cause,
Why do we want to see blood?
That’s flowing like a flood.

Families and friends cry
To hear that soldiers die
How many rivers of tears to be shed?
How many tons of lives are needed?

It’s a fight for centuries
To extend each other’s territories
Everybody wants power
So war, they discover.

Other wants to prove
Other people disapprove.
So because of selfishness,
They put the whole world in mess!

From the time Americans defeated Germans
To the countless death in March of Bataan,
Until now we are still in war.
So we want our quest for power to go this far?


  1. stop the war for a better life,
    and start it from our hearts.

  2. it is a new year, we should have new start, new beginning. definitely not erupting war.

  3. yes. if only i have the power first thing to do is stop the war.
    Very nice poem

  4. hi..its nice.. and i deal we love peace
    stop war

  5. touching .. really nice poem i need to read right now,coz,i'm in my own war now.

  6. Hi, Donnalyn.I'am delighted by your enthusiasm for poetry and reading your poems. Unfortunately I do not know enough English to appreciate, I just learned a very poor "english" surfing the net!