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Is There Reason?

March 27, 2010
By elfiewrites BRONZE, Hillsdale, New Jersey
elfiewrites BRONZE, Hillsdale, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart."~William Hazlitt
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our world is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace and we know more about killing than we know about living.
Are bombs the only way of setting fire to the spirit of a people?
Is the human will as still as the past two world-wide wars would indicate? The American spirit wears no political label. When sacrificing for our country, there are no Democrats; there are no Republicans; there are only Americans.

Never would I picture seeing my very own face shine in the light of my enemies’ drawn sword. I would never picture the loss and hope where I am controlled by a gun and my gun is controlled by my hatred-my hatred for the war alone. Nor would I ever picture my hands covered in my enemies’ blood.

A man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform; it is still the crime of murder. All of us, humans, are walking upon one earth, but we are still fighting as if we lived amongst many different planets. We all act as if we were separated by tall, brick, cement walls, isolating us from the true definition of peace.

A day will come when a gun will be exhibited in museums, just as instruments of torture are now, and the people will be astonished that such a thing could have been. A day will come when a young girl will ask her mother, “Mom, what was war?”

The author's comments:
I would love to thank my English teacher for inspiring to write and telling me about Teen Ink. From this piece, I hope that we truly grasp that there are many other ways to solve our problems, without using violence.

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This article has 44 comments.

on Apr. 21 2010 at 12:10 pm
bluemagnet22 PLATINUM, Dearborn Hts, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
You were born an origanal why die a copy?The secret to success is the consistency to pursue.To the world you may be one person,but to one person you may be the world.To receive the right answer,you must ask the right question.Don't worry be happy! :)

 This is very well express your opinion passionately and in the process you do it with good flow, usage of words, and perfect structure. Even though I do not agree with your article, I recognize a good piece of work and so I thank you for putting your time into sharing with us your thoughts and doing it so beautifully.

on Apr. 19 2010 at 7:24 am
awesome good job

mads942 SILVER said...
on Apr. 18 2010 at 3:54 pm
mads942 SILVER, Houston, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 24 comments
Thats really awesome! really passionate and descriptive

on Apr. 18 2010 at 3:29 pm
Green8a8 SILVER, NY, New York
8 articles 1 photo 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
im the author of my life, unfortunately im writing in pen therefore i can't erase nothing about it.-by some crazy friend of mine

this was truly an inspiring article, i agree with you one undred percent keep on writing you write in a livley manner and hopefully one day we will come to peace

on Apr. 18 2010 at 11:16 am
loveisblind GOLD, Tenino, Washington
10 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
This world, it ends as you believe it to end; yet it'll live on to the actuall end, where then you admit yourself wrong.


Wow, I totally agree to this. Awesome. . . 5 stars+!!!!


freakyharlan said...
on Apr. 18 2010 at 10:52 am
freakyharlan, London, Other
0 articles 3 photos 1 comment

thats... deep.


10 stars! 


on Apr. 18 2010 at 7:00 am
CuteCourt101 SILVER, Newark, Delaware
9 articles 1 photo 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Acting like someone else is a waste of who you are!" ~Unknown

This is an amazing piece. You are an amazing writer! Keepit up, really! The ending was great; it was really awesome how you ended it. It defnately ended on a high note! Kudos!

on Apr. 17 2010 at 1:21 pm
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

I don't think war will ever go away, unfortunately. I thank that when humans are put under extreme tension, their default response is to destroy whatever is bothering them. At least, so it has been for all of history. I think you do have some great concepts in here, and you know how to "dazzle up" your writing, but I think this particular article is in general too vague. If you expanded on it, or maybe created a correlating fiction piece to go with it, I think this would be great, seeing as how you have experience in fiction already. Good job!

_NoAir_ BRONZE said...
on Apr. 17 2010 at 1:19 pm
_NoAir_ BRONZE, Toronto, Other
4 articles 1 photo 463 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are as many ways to live as there are people in this world. Each one deserves a closer look.

–Golly (Harriet The Spy)

You've done it again! I loved this one the most. Keep it up! X>

MetriPwned said...
on Apr. 17 2010 at 1:14 pm

on Apr. 17 2010 at 11:18 am
this was legitimately amazing, i am beyond words.

olivia96 said...
on Apr. 17 2010 at 10:49 am
this was soooooo good!  i loved it and it was very well written!

Sam(: said...
on Apr. 16 2010 at 5:57 pm
this is ahmazing Elissa !!

on Apr. 14 2010 at 5:32 pm
FlyleafFreak DIAMOND, Loveland, Colorado
51 articles 0 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have faith in fools;self confidence my friends call it"~Edger Allan Poe
"In this world of infinite insanity, your friends are the best psychiatrists you will ever have."~Me

Very good peice, you displayed your opinions nicely, but I disagree with you. No I am not pro war, but simply know that the human will always be corrput and everything cannot be solved by discussion because many world leaders will not give on that and will want war. Sometimes, war is needed to provide adequately points and to save the people of that nation from their government.

Riley141 GOLD said...
on Apr. 10 2010 at 11:38 pm
Riley141 GOLD, Yale, Michigan
13 articles 3 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Always do right. This will gratifiy some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain

I realy liked this. I LOVE your style of "showing not telling" I totaly agree..violence solves nothing. I liked the part when you say "Never would  picture seeing my verry own face shine in the light of my woeeniemies' dawn sword" Awsome job keep writing.

miss_mt_dew said...
on Apr. 9 2010 at 11:25 am

Totally love it.... peace is totally awesome, its so sad the world avoids it :( ily ily ily <3527448495340592 

p.s. how do you give star ratings??

ohheyxd said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 6:01 pm
ohheyxd, Hillsdale, New Jersey
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"No pain, no gain."
-My dad.


--ammyyyy <3---

on Apr. 8 2010 at 10:34 am
josiebelle SILVER, Waterford, Other
7 articles 0 photos 26 comments
you are a really great writer with amazing language skills!!Maybe to much fiath in the human race tho, i cant imagine therer will be peace on earth as long as there are humans we are aminals at the end of the day!

SageSin GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 9:57 am
SageSin GOLD, Oaklawn, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything. You are you, and that is the beginning and the end; No apologies, no regrets."

This is verrrrrrrrrry touching! I cannot believe the sweetness and the hope expressed and I ahbsoutly adore tyhe ending of the little girl I'm sure every mother will pray for those words!

P.S. FAng SAYS THANXIES FOR COMMENTING!!!! ////,..,^   <----fang

summerset34 said...
on Apr. 7 2010 at 8:34 pm
omg. elissa that was acualy amazing. i didnt know you can write so good. that was amazing. i love the last sentence the and a day will come when a little girl asks her mom "mommy, what was war." genius hahaha. i love you (: