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The Third Time Is the Charm

or Your Need, Not a Child's "An estimated 3.3 million children under the age of 5 die each year from serious birth defects. . . ." --PubMed "15,000 children under five years old die every day [from diseases]." --Our World in Data "Every year, 175 million children globally are expected to be affected by natural disasters, including floods, cyclones, droughts, heatwaves, severe storms, and earthquakes. --Society for Research in Child Development "Approximately 12,000 children . . . die from unintentional injuries each year." --The Centers for Disease Control "Every five minutes, a child dies as a result of violence." --The Global Partnership Every six seconds, a child under the age of 5 dies somewhere in the world." --UNICEF "A prospective parent is the greatest threat to an expected child." --an adult poet "Pack everything at once! You have to go! The mockingbird! The diamond ring! The glass! That stork! I swear to Walt! He must be slow! With NO CONSENT from you to breed your ass! The third time yet! And still the same mistake! Just like the baby twins! So much ado! One eaten by a croc here at the lake! The other by a tiger at the zoo! And here again I see NO GUARANTEE! So now at any time you could expire! Like Mother's twins! Set one as well as three! Both up in smoke that second nursery fire! Sweet seven dwarfs! Great Cinderella balls! Enough! From here on out--NO 'CABBAGE DOLLS'!" Dedicated with Respect for Each Child Brought into the World with neither its Consent to be born nor a Risk-Free Guarantee from Harm Dramatic Monologue/Shakespearean Sonnet January 4, 2022 "Doc"

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Date: 1/25/2022 10:18:00 PM
Congrats! Thanks so much for sharing this dramatic monologue of yours earnestly expressed in your excellent poetic style. Indeed, thanks for your participation. God bless you.
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