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Sparks and Ashes

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Sparks and Ashes

Sparks and Ashes

A child was just born at Helmand
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!!

His soul flew "zero to infinity"
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!!

An old grandpa held a piece luck wile 
Eating out a crested bread;
Grand ma beside, sewing a torn rugged apron;
The daughter-in-law, for a shower in a bucket of water, entered;
The son went out hoping, something to eat for night.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!!

Eying the land where living is a miracle;
Dying is the only wish for wounded --no doctor no drugs.

Angels are flying over head  
To take the souls rest in peace
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

Live of leave your soul, for, the angel lurks
In a land wrapped up with ashes and sparks.

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