orphanage…

orphanage

and this child
shall not cry out
and sling stones
at tormentors
nor
sift through
smoldering rubble
to find
something to sell
for a scrap of food
nor
shall this child
wail with war’s sorrow
as parents
are buried
no
this child
will not cry
nor
suffer the pangs
of hunger
for this child
has been embraced
in the warm arms
of death
sheltered
from the apathy
of mankind

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