and this child
shall not cry out
and sling stones
at tormentors
sift through
smoldering rubble
to find
something to sell
for a scrap of food
shall this child
wail with war’s sorrow
as parents
are buried
this child
will not cry
suffer the pangs
of hunger
for this child
has been embraced
in the warm arms
of death
from the apathy
of mankind

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