Lay Down Your Weapons

A young girl is murdered,
And a father is filled with hate.
A women’s son is shot,
The violence sealed their fate.

A wall is constructed,
Instead of an extended hand.
The rockets are fired,
All from a strip of land.

How can a war be civil,
when children are dying?
How can peace be achieved,
When politicians are lying?

Hate begets violence,
Violence begets hate.
Will this all end,
Before it’s too late?

Lay down your weapons,
And change your state of mind.
Put an end to this suffering,
For the betterment of mankind.