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CHILDREN OF WAR

Off the stuccoed walls, the shells peel 
The wounded babes bleed
There is a story of harrowing kind
To every war
This one is no different to others
The babes die in Aleppo
The world maintain the stony silence
Mothers' hearts shattered to pieces
Meanwhile
 by both the forces of Assad and Isis.

The lucky few hit the jungle
In Calais
braving the oceans 
And the deadly shells
Seeking shelter from us.
Yet a hysteria breaks
In heartless media
Demanding the samples of DNAs
They are not one of us
We must kick them back to the jungle
And have them deported to their lands
Bombed.
We won't offer no succor 
Let them be tortured
Let their bones get fractured
Let their mothers’ hearts shattered
They are not one of us.
These kids need a right old kicking
The heartless whores of tabloid shout.

We listen 
And hold our heads in shame
Powerless:
On the face of demonization of the victims 
Of the war
Where is our tolerance?
Where is our compassion gone?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 11/21/2016 8:52:00 AM
Oh Yasemin, i do hope the fighting is not near you. There is so much hatred all around and there is a host of poets that does feel for you. War is complete insanity. Thank you for opening tthe eyes to the suffering. Hopefully some will "see". Fantastic write
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YASEMIN BALANDI
Date: 11/21/2016 10:41:00 AM
Thank for your comment Jannie. I live in London. unfortunately the tabloid press is really hostile to refugees in the UK
Date: 11/4/2016 6:09:00 AM
a very feeling and well thought poem!
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Date: 11/4/2016 10:03:00 AM
Thanks Susan Baquie