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A Child's Reflection

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Made homeless from home
Bombed city where though many
Extend an armless arm, find it harder
To hold peace than explosives
In a napalmed land
Where arms are more expensive
Than human hands.As home
bred exile I learn to follow safety
through blood on the road
lit flashed by bomb-light,
To grow under a chemical sky
Dripping with nuclear fall outs
Flowing to other poison
Poured daily on earth and mind -
Today planet earth, tomorrow the stars.
How sad man who dreams of a home
In hereafter, can't share their warmth
To each other's heart, here and now
On native home land EARTH.
Jaishree Nair 18 February 2021
War brings nothing but destruction and still mankind resorts to warfare to solve problems...The conundrum beautifully expressed.
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David Wood 12 December 2020
Deeply moving heartfelt poem of great character. I cannot understand why mankind cannot live on peace and harmony. Thank you.
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Charles Jagongo Ogola 02 October 2020
Done brilliantly and the message is so clear.
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Phillip Nine Mafunga 17 July 2020
How sad that we have prioritise weapons of war to life preservation
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Savita Tyagi 06 August 2019
This is the cry of every heart. So touches the heart and mind with sheer pain to imagine the living of a war torn city.
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Anjandev Roy 17 May 2019
Brilliant piece. The message is clear. Thanks. Anjandev Roy.
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Chaminda Pushpadewa 24 April 2019
Dear poet, With the growing population that is effecting for pouring poisoned that is a really true thus this is a nice poem thanks
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Jagdish Singh Ramána 09 April 2019
" A Child's Reflection" - a truely poetic reflection. All the world's a HOME. A LOVELY MESSAGE TO BE LEARNT. SIR!
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Tom Allport 11 January 2019
A poem of home truths? We should not to be trusted with the Earth never mind the stars! .....well penned Yoonoos
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Kevin Patrick 25 December 2018
We look to the stars to dream, when we should look down in the world that screams. This is a work that should be read by school children to see the world their parents hide.
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