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A boy may play at war with toy type gun,
although less now than in some years ago;
a make-believe endeavor just for fun.
So shocking now, for currently, we know,
some third-world armies train boys very young-
to real war with real guns they go.
These boys, in war garb, with large weapons, flung-
into small tender arms, make life/death calls.
Their childhood, gone- their value goes unsung.
August 25, 2016
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The UN has identified 14 countries where children have
been widely used as soldiers. These countries are
Afghanistan, Colombia, the Central African Republic,
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Mali,
Myanmar, Nigeria, the Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan,
Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Reference: The Middle East Institute
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015
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