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Melissa Hansen's War Poem
By Melissa Hansen
Genre: Poetry Level: High School 10-12
Category: Student Examples

Everything will be okay
You tell yourself
You will just be in the bay
And your picture is on my self

Before you board that plane
Off to another country
Where men of all ages have come
To hunt for a man with a bounty

Not knowing what's at stake
Or knowing when you will be back home
You must be real, not fake
When you get there please phone

Could this be your last hug
Or the last time you're kissed
Your mom might have just had her last tug
Dad said you'd better be back or he'd be pissed

The last goodbye
As you turn to go
And with a sigh
You can't change your mind; you have to do so

Everything will be okay
You tell yourself
You will just be in the bay
And your picture is on my self


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About the Author: Melissa Hansen attends West Valley High School in Fairbanks, AK.
 

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