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Below is the poem entitled CHILDREN OF THE WAR which was written by poet Elizabeth Skiba. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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They are born and grow
in a violent time
with little to eat
nowhere to sleep
men come with the guns
and take Them away
They have nothing to say
just only obey
A men throws for Them 
some crumbs to eat
some old rusty bread
and a spoiled meat
at least They have roof 
over their head
one old dirty blanket
one old dirty bed
They know They will have to
do what They were told
if not, for a piece of gold
for sure They are will be sold
They are very young
and They are all alone
no mother or father
because They are all gone
They have no choice
to only obey
and do exactly 
what the man say
the man with the guns
and power abuse
They have no say
and They can’t refuse
it is such a shame 
for others to know
and turn their heads away
and just let Them grow
with violence and crime
against Their own
no piece no love
just the violence 
only They know
there is no escape
only pain and sore
this are the Children
Children of the war

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  1. Date: 10/18/2013 10:16:00 AM
    There are different kinds of war and in each one the children suffer, whether it be in another country or on the streets of the inner cities.

    Skiba Avatar Elizabeth Skiba
    Date: 10/18/2013 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And this is very sad no matter where they are, but I was referring mostly to those children taken away from their families and make them young soldiers. I appreciate you taking the time.... Thank you :)