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VICTIMS OF WAR 


Millions live with shattered innocence - daily terror -stifled hopes .

Children - raped - their bodies tortured -terror holes - outside of hell.

Forced submission - freely given -

For fear reprisals would be worse .

Such are the reports we're hearing - round the world -

As daily news .

Victims - crippled - maimed - and slaughtered -

Abandoned - traumatized - and starved .

Helpless orphans - left to wander - sniper's targets - refugees.

Ruthless plots of evil warlords - totally devoid of love .

Heinous - heartless - hateful - hellish -

Such can be their devilish plans .

Plans to take the young and weakest - pick them off -

And break morale .

Break the very heart of nations - calculated strategy .

Open graves - with nameless victims -

Deeper - wider - swallowing whole .

No-one speaking words of comfort - telling them of how they're missed .

No-one giving flowers or parties - remembering their precious lives .

No such words of loving memory - on the headstones of these graves .

Can it be - these words describe - the world we live in -

In our times ?

Modern man - with such potential -

Capable of such destruction -

With eyes to see - and yet so blind .

Blind to all the cruel suffering - hardened to the very core -

Regardless of the devastation - believing they are in control.

Rule - destroy - diffuse and conquer - intimidate - and terrify .

Mutilate and maim - and murder .

Only ruins left - to testify .

............

Deaf to all the cries and torment -

Indifferent to the obvious pain .

Careless of the future outcome -

Someone else can take the blame .

Someone else can clear the debris -

Someone else can foot the bill .

In the aftermath and carnage -

Someone else can show goodwill .

......................

by S.C.Mitchell










 







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