In Their Time

In Their Time

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem about children and the future.


In Their Time


April 12, 1990

In a world of hunger

And a world of pain
What right have we

To go to war again?

In a world of anger

And a world of fear
Is there no other answer

Than to bring death near?

Are we all so stupid?

Are we all so blind?
Can't we see that we're killing

All the race: mankind?

Can we stop the hunger?

Can we stop the war?
If it serves no purpose

What is fighting fo?

If we share our troubles

And we share the world,
If we share all problems

And help bear the load,

Can't we make a difference?

Can't we all be friends?
Where is the reason

In the hostile trends?

If we talk together

We can work it out.

Your son
And my son
And every child of man -
Every child of every race
Needs peace -
Now in hand!

Our age of warfare

Is at an end.
Their age of loving

Will make all men friends.

For Ashley, Azure, Brandy, Brittainy, Bobbie, Heidi, and Jenny. You are the future.


© 2017 Debbie Barry

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, children, future

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..