The Price of War

Freedom Preetham
Misty Vignettes
Published in
1 min readJan 24, 2024

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In halls of power, where age commands,

The fate of youth in distant lands.

Elders decree with steady hands,

The young to fight on war-torn sands.

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Not theirs the blood, the sweat, the tears,

But on young shoulders lie their fears.

Through time, this cycle, ever clear,

Commands the young, while old steer.

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From plush seats of comfort and of might,

They send the young to distant fight.

A paradox of age and youth,

In pursuit of their own truth.

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In every wrinkle, story deep,

Lies a tale that cannot sleep.

Do these lines speak of love or hate,

Or just a power that can’t abate?

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The young, with vigor, life, and fire,

March to fulfill old men’s desire.

In their eyes, a question burns,

For each bullet, the world turns.

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Can wisdom old and youth so brave,

Together find a path to pave?

Where peace, not war, is the true quest,

In pursuit of mankind’s true best.

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Let voices rise, both young and old,

In resounding dialogue, brave and bold.

In unity, our stories told,

For peace, our shared and precious goal.

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~ Freedom

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