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All They Want Is to Be Children

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All They Want Is to Be Children

I look at the faces of the children
None of them are the way they are supposed to be
They are sad
They are crying
They are in pain
Children should be happy
Children should play
Children should not have to worry
Yet these poor children have to
They have to worry about 
Where their next meal is going to come from
Whether they are going to be the next to die
Why their parents had to die
They don't understand what is going on
They don't understand war
No one really understands 
Why it happens, when it happens, where it happens
There are so many victims, 
Yet the ones who cause it are not
It is so hard to know that
Children all over the world are victims
They didn't ask to have this happen
They shouldn't have to live with it
Just take one look at them
Some have no arm
Some have no leg
Most are dead
They are going to have to live with this the rest of their lives
If there was only something more we could do
There is, we can help
We can send aid
Not join the war, but aid with the victims
Help those who suffer
Help those who are dying 
Just take one look
Then you will see
All they want is to be children

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