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The pictures of sorrow--people fleeing the land they love--who wanted freedom above all. These images will long haunt us, as they should. Yet, many stay to face the wrath of a despot who only wants to claim the once-free land as his own. So, he sends tanks to flatten buildings missiles to kill the children silence their singing. Can he be human--composed of blood and bone the same as those he kills... the same as all. How can this happen? Have we not learned? Our hearts break for you, Ukraine. The courage of Ukraine people astounds us all and makes us proud. Generous Poland, and people of the World who embrace strangers and share their homes This is Love. Dear God, please save Zelensky to lead again, when skies are blue and only raindrops fall. March 9, 2022 for Kyiv Poetry Contest by Kai Michael Neumann

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Date: 5/6/2022 8:17:00 PM
Such a grand plea for justice + humanity. My maternal grandparents left Ukraine in 1906 for safer, democratic lands. I am forever grateful to them. Thank you for this timely posting. Be well. Brian
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Date: 3/26/2022 9:33:00 PM
Amen. Couldn't agree with you more, Ann. Beautifully, poignantly expressed... (P.S. My wife is from Kharkiv, Ukraine. She and I appreciate those who perceive the immense suffering, all totally unnecessary, at the hands of a brutal butcher). Thank you, Gershon
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Ann Peck
Date: 3/28/2022 10:47:00 AM
It's so very sad, Gershon. Blessings to your wife and you.
Date: 3/10/2022 3:44:00 PM
Hello Ann peck, how I wish that the Ukraines would have a peaceful life. The thought of children being killed breaksmy heart. Also the men and women having a hard time of it. Hugs.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 3/11/2022 10:31:00 AM
Hello Ann Peck, He is an awful person. Yes it is very sad. You to. Hugs.
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Ann Peck
Date: 3/10/2022 4:40:00 PM
Thank you for your comments, Darlene. It's very sad. I wish we could send fighter jets, but Putin promises nuclear if we do. Take care.
Date: 3/10/2022 10:56:00 AM
The Ruble has lost 50% of its value since Putin invaded the Ukraine, and will plunge even more when Russians are hit with reconstruction costs, yet 90,000 Ukrainians have reportedly fled to Russia . . .Aloha!
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Rico Leffanta
Date: 3/11/2022 10:17:00 AM
He can't afford to feed nor house them, and I hear the Gulags are overpopulated, however, humanity has never been one of Putin's concerns. . . .
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Ann Peck
Date: 3/10/2022 12:36:00 PM
I know...perplexing. I guess, if trying to escape, one will go anywhere. I wonder what Putin will do with the thousands of demonstrators he has arrested. I'm afraid he might shoot them.