Position:Short story

PEACE Hasan Age: 17 Canada, British Columbia

Watching the news on TV everyday, I realize that the idea of world peace will never become true. But, I'm fed up with countries fighting against each other. I've had it. I just can't take it anymore. Violence has completely messed up the world in the last few years. And now there's the war between Palestine and Israel! I must do something. But, what can a fifteen year old do? Nothing. I guess I just have to sit up on my butt and let more people die. But, no, I can't let the world go down with another war. I must tell someone. Well, I told my dad. He said that I couldn't do anything about it. One night, I prayed to God and begged him to make my wish come true: World peace!

Unfortunately, the wish never came true. If I were the President of the World (well, there isn't such a thing), but if I were, I would make our world a safer place to live in. When will the day come? When will the moment arrive where the world that we're living in becomes a place filled with joy and happiness? I know my thoughts and imaginations will never happen in reality, but I still have a hope. I always have a feeling that someone or something will change the way things are in the world. The country I'm living in right now is safe, but what about other countries in different parts of the world. Aren't the other people in other parts of Earth humans just like us? If yes, then why do they get different treatment? In my opinion, I think everyone should be treated the same. Nobody is different than anybody else. We are all one. We are human beings.

When watching the children cry and scream for help, how would I feel? I would feel pain. I beg God to help them. But the innocent children don't get help. I burst into tears. Why? Why do they have to suffer? What have they done wrong in life? These children don't deserve to be hurt. If I were a powerful person, I would help them. I would make them feel as good as other children feel. To all of you poor kids out there, I want to help you, but I can't. Why? It's because I don't have the power to do so.

Knowing how these people feel, I know that they want freedom. They would do anything for the feeling of being free. I'm sure you and many other people have the same feeling as I do. What can we really do? All we can do right now is just hope for a bright change.

If I had the power to change the world, I would. If I had the power to free the trapped ones, I would. I have dreams every...

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