20 November 2015

A Child Cries

A watering hole dries up
     and the milk cow dies
          Hungry, a child cries

On battles rage as the village
     burns ‘neath blue skies
          Bloodied, a child cries

A mother, taken, weeps
     from beaten, swollen eyes
          Frightened, a child cries

Hatred grows, terror is loosed
     Humanity lost as the arrow files
          Orphaned, a child cries

A child grows with no hope
     eating only hatred’s lies
          Broken, a child cries

Hatred puts a gun in a child’s hands
     While the world cries
          And the child dies

by D. Denise Dianaty 
© 20 Nov 2015

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