Kamis, 04 Juni 2015

[Reflection] The Horrors of War



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The Horrors of War
by Nancy Sitohang

Because of war, a child becomes an orphan.
Because of war, parents become bereaved.
Because of war, a wife becomes a widow.
Because of war, a husband becomes a widower.

Where  war happens, there is loss of humanity.
There is no love and mercy.
Brutality and cruelty can be seen easily.
Life is full of misery.

Where war happens, there is loss of integrity.
Goodness becomes badness.
Winning by killing is no more wrong.

Where war happens, there is loss of dignity.
Sexual abuse. Harrasment.
Bullying. Violence.

May people all over the world stop thinking of ruling over others.
May wars all over the world end.
May  people all over the world shake hands and make peace with each other. Amen.


4.6.2015

Those lines above are my thoughts after having watched The Search. It’s a 2014 French war drama film, written, directed and produced by Michel Hazanavicius. It narrates about the russian invasion to Czechoslovakia.


Right after I finished writing those thoughts, Michael Jackson’s song, Heal The World, popped up in my mind. Here are the lyrics if you want to sing it too.

There's a place in your heart. And I know that it is love. And this place could be much brighter than tomorrow. And if you really try, you'll find there's no need to cry. In this place you'll feel, there's no hurt or sorrow. There are ways to get there if you care enough for the living. Make a little space, make a better place.

Reff.: Heal the world, make it a better place for you and for me and the entire human race. There are people dying if you care enough for the living. Make a better place for you and for me.

If you want to know why there's a love that cannot lie. Love is strong. It only cares for joyful giving. If we try, we shall see, in this bliss we cannot feel fear or dread, we stop existing and
start living. Then it feels that always love's enough for us growing. So make a better world. Make a better world.


Reff.

And the dream we were conceived in, will reveal a joyful face. And the world we once believed in, will shine again in grace. Then why do we keep strangling life, wound this earth, crucify its soul. Though it's plain to see, this world is heavenly be God's glow.

Reff.

We could fly so high. Let our spirits never die. In my heart I feel you are all my brothers. Create a world with no fear together. We'll cry happy tears. See the nations turn their swords into plowshares. We could really get there if you care enough for the living. Make a little space to make a better place.

Reff.

Heal the world we live in, save it for our children. Heal the world we live in, save it for our children. Heal the world we live in, save it for our children. Heal the world we live in, save it for our children.”




2 komentar:

  1. there will never be a winner in any wars...nicely put mbak...

    BalasHapus
  2. I agree. War is always bad. Sadly, there are people who think contrary and therefore always want it to happen.

    Thank you for your time. Blessings ....

    BalasHapus