Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why is there war? Written By Laura Workman 1968

(Read by her Father Dan J. Workman at her funeral)
published on June 7th, 1968 in the Herald Journal in Logan , where she was attending school.  She was in the 6th grade, so she was 11 years old.  It was during the Vietnam War, and this is what she writes:

Why is there war?
To kill and fight and murder and destroy.
To part a family, happy, full
From the father, son or boy.
To burn the homes of other men,
Our brothers, like us all.
To leave a family fatherless,
A little child or fighting man,
Helpless, wounded, lame.
We could stop this war and strife
If we could see one thing:
The joy and radiant happiness

That peace, pure peace on earth could bring.

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