Stone Mountain: A Deep Pit of Red

The battles were over, but the hate remained The war was through, but the fighting stayed An ungodly cause for an ungodly man For you, your children, he don't give a damn Look around; brotherhood is nearly dead When did we fall in a deep pit of red? It was worthless, it was senseless, the whole war we fought We could never loose, or at least that's what we thought Did we kill to live, or did we live to kill? The screams were silent, the movement was still Yet the world goes and makes another turn And all who dwell within, continue to burn To take or be taken, we'll always be one Living on the same earth, under the same sun The question now: to tell the truth or to lie It doesn't seem to matter; someone's going to die And no longer is it death that I do dread I fear, I'll too fall into the deep pit of red.

By Bonnie Hamberger

This poem is in dedication to the soldiers who fought in the Civil War. We look back now and we realize with an open mind that it was wrong to hold any man lower than another being.

Stone Mountain is located east of Atlanta Georgia. It was underway in the early 1920's, and then completed in the 1950's. Stone Mountain was dedicated to the confederate soldiers. The original sculpter of the project quit in the middle of the making. Then another sculpter came and finished in the late 1950s. Stone mountain is a big monument that represents the confederate generals who lead the confederate soldiers during the Civil War. It's a large piece of stone that you can either hike up or take the monorail up. Its beauty and history brings people together no matter what race, or religion they are.

By Sara Peck
Danielle Henry
Ashley Bennett

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