jerry hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,344 Points (January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

Progress On Peace? - Poem by jerry hughes

Little Palestinian girl,
holding her brother's hand, sobbing.
'Please, Mr Soldier, he didn't throw
the stone. 'Please, Mr Soldier,
don't arrest my brother.'

Little Palestinian girl,
six or seven or eight. Who knows?
But Jesus Christ Almighty she's
just a little girl pleading, as she holds
her brother's hand.

Little Palestinian girl,
I feel your pain, and rage against your fear.
I want to hold you close and say,
'It's alright, your brother will return.'
I'd lie to you, if I must, just to see you smile.

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  • Darren Woods (1/31/2010 4:04:00 PM)

    a very nice poem- almost a sense of forced guilt to see such atrocities on human beings. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2010

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