I wrote this song back in eigth grade. My English teacher assigned each student to write a song, and having recently read "Zlata's Diary," I decided to write about the Bosnian war. Zlata has been called "the Anne Frank of Sarejevo," and her book me moved me to write about the experience of a child living in Bosnia. It is *not* about Zlata.

When Will It End?
by Bria
Written in '94 or '95

She sits in a corner, fear in her eyes
A bullet flies through the air, her parents lay dead
She wonders when this stupid war will end

Chorus:
When will they learn?
When will they see?
When will this stupid war end permanently?

As the shells erupt, she slowly starves
No food inside, outside a war
She wants to die, just so she doesn't hear the slaughter anymore

Chorus:
When will this stop?
When will this end?
When will there be no more land to defend?

On a hot day in May
She goes away
On this Earth she no longer stays

Chorus:
The war rages on
The children lay dead
When will this stupid war come to an end?

Bridge:
Belief and land, prejudice and hate
The fabric of war, flying over Bosnia, like a flag
Happy colors are no more