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The Enemy's Child : collab with Carolyn D

The battles on the field are harsh and tough The looting in their wake engorged with greed Abundant spoils of war are not enough. Atrocious in their acts that make no sense The women and the girls are taken slaves Abusing them with lust and violence. Unable to resist the touch of shame The captive females cry in pain and fear Their lives will never be again the same. And when the dust of war has blown away The children of the foe get born to those Who months before fell prey and ravaged lay. Unwanted children still need loving care Mothers find it hard to nurture such babes Shame is endured by children in despair. Their lives are defined by horrid attacks Evil men who satisfied selfish needs Indignities make them fall through the cracks. Who loves a child rejected by its kin? Society offers them no solace The “enemy’s child”, created by sin; But all these children still have hearts and souls Rejection renews the cycle of pain When there is no one who cares or consoles. ----------------------------------------------------- Co-write: Paul Callus & Carolyn Devonshire @ March 2015

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Date: 6/6/2015 8:19:00 PM
Sadly right, lessons never learned it seems still there's room enough in Hell, and I can ask myself ( does that place ) exist..? well what you describe above exists Paul, so I suppose other conditions of 'existence' could exist..?
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/7/2015 9:31:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by with insightful comments, Joe. Sadly, you are right...lessons are never learned, so hopefully there is a hell for those who make people's life on earth a hell! All the best. // paul
Date: 3/21/2015 7:45:00 AM
Heartbreaking piece, I was greatly moved.
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Date: 3/21/2015 8:20:00 AM
Thank you Richard. It is a sad situation:( // paul
Date: 3/21/2015 2:47:00 AM
:( the messaged is heart breaking and saddening.. and I hope and pray that such will be relieve or more be ended! Thanks much for this thought provoking so vulnerable topic and so appropriate at this present times.. hugs to both of you CArolyn and Paul.. :)!.//olive eloisa
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/21/2015 8:23:00 AM
Yes, Olive_eloi....this is very heartbreaking. At least awareness is being raised. The world is going through a hard time. All the best and hugs // paul
Date: 3/18/2015 11:53:00 PM
Amazing work from the two of you, giving a voice to these women and children who live in hell on earth! I recently wrote a poem for a victim, and think the two of you have inspired my next contest! A FAVE...hugs, Rhonda
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/19/2015 11:11:00 AM
Hi Rhonda! How lovely of you to stop by with delightful comments and a fav!! Glad to have been of some inspiration:) Both Carolyn and I appreciate the support. Hugs // paul
Date: 3/18/2015 2:01:00 PM
Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant! This is a very important write. God Bless you both. I can't imagine anybody reading this poem and not faving it! I will visit Carolyn as well!
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/19/2015 11:00:00 AM
Thank you Armand for the awesome reaction to this write! Your encouragement and support mean a lot. Keep well my friend. // paul
Date: 3/18/2015 9:51:00 AM
How could I not check out this write by two of my fav poets here at the Soup? This to me is an epic write not just for its message but also for its quality and inspiration. A7 and truly deserves a ten! Adding to my fav list and a hearty bravo to you both!!!
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/19/2015 10:55:00 AM
Thank you Robert! Lovely comments, a high rating and a fav are much appreciated! I am sure Carolyn will echo my thoughts. All the best my friend. // paul
Date: 3/15/2015 9:12:00 PM
Sharp writing, both of you. Just because we're too far away to hear the screams of the women and then their newborn doesn't mean it isn't happening. Along with abandoned babies in the far East who are rejected for being the wrong sex, a horrific facet of what is supposed to be a civilized race. Great work, Paul and Carolyn. Regards, Viv
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/16/2015 11:40:00 AM
Your very insightful comments are much appreciated, Viv. Children get the blame for being harmless and innocent; other times they are used as bargaining tools. // paul
Date: 3/15/2015 2:02:00 PM
Dear Paul, Thank you for the inspiration. It is wonderful to see so many kind comments below. May the lives of these children be in God's hands. Love, Carolyn
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/15/2015 2:48:00 PM
Dear Carolyn,,,,I should thank you (as I've already done on visiting your post) for being such a lovely person to work with. May awareness on such topics increase. As you well said, it's in God's hands! Love & Hugs // paul
Date: 3/15/2015 7:04:00 AM
A difficult subject tackled well. God values all life. Hugs, Julia, xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/15/2015 12:48:00 PM
Thank you, Julia. Life is not to be fiddled with; we take it as it comes and make the best of it. Hugs // paul
Date: 3/15/2015 4:33:00 AM
I comment on Carolyn's page, but I must come here and tell you how impressed I am by this worthy write, Paul. You two did so well in bringing the plight of these poor children to light. A worthy cause....I'd love to write about something of such import with you, Paul. Bless you both. Check my comment to her...Hugs
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/15/2015 12:40:00 PM
Thank you Eileen for visiting both posts! I will go and read your comment to Carolyn. I am glad that your attention has been attracted by this 'social' write; awareness is always something positive. Will keep you in mind when my muse knocks again with a similar topic:) Hugs // paul
Date: 3/15/2015 3:46:00 AM
A hard hitting poem that makes me cringe at the societal flaws that cause rape. But the child if thus conceived is as innocent as any other. Though I tink raped women should take the morning after pill to stall conception rather than abort an embryo. U wrote it in a powerful touching way. Kudos. May war and rape may be forever abolished. Regards.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri
Date: 3/16/2015 1:11:00 AM
In humans, blastocyst formation, which is just an inner cell mass structure begins 5 days after fertilization, so the morn after pill which works best only 48 hrs after conjugation should be used much before that. I use it sometimes and tink there isnt anything wrong with eliminating that early cell stage. (The zygote merely)
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/15/2015 12:34:00 PM
Thank you "S" for your interesting comments. Julia may have a point in what she says. Also, in some countries women do not have easy access to morning after pills. Ideally it would be: No war...No rape! Regards...paul
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Julia Ward
Date: 3/15/2015 7:00:00 AM
Conception may have already occurred and the morning after pill would kill the blastocyst - already a life.
Date: 3/14/2015 5:30:00 PM
People belong to no one - not even new born babies! It matters not where a person comes from or how that person was conceived. Life is life - and every life deserves the best chance it gets offered...God does not come into it. My very best regards to you, Paul, and your co-writer!! :) john.
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/14/2015 6:38:00 PM
You are right, John.....every life deserves the best, and every baby deserves to be born and be given a chance to experience life. Thank you for your contribution to this sad topic. I am sure Carolyn will enjoy reading your comments. too. // Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 3/14/2015 4:19:00 PM
Heartwrenching..Unbelievable,but it is happening and it is true.Some people can say is there a God afterall to let such happenings,but others of faith say there has to be a God because only God can find a way to forgive such attrocities if these people beg forgiveness one day..Only God can help us forgive tjem too..and the innocent children,only God can protect them.Misted my eyes,a fav dear Caroline and Paul.
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Date: 3/14/2015 5:56:00 PM
Thank you charm...you read this poem so very well. There is no hiding away from the ugly truth ... it happens much too often and it cannot be tolerated. Unfortunately many are those who try to 'solve' this issue with desperate abortions. Thank you for the fav. ... from us both:) // paul