Category Archives: dead children

World Split Apart

  The façade of a building falls away and reveals a man praying A bakery loses its show-window showing a hundred weddings who’ll have to wait in the next world for their cakes An Orthodox cathedral split in two revealing … Continue reading

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Poem: Great Cruelty and Heartlessness

  We’re living in a time of great cruelty and heartlessness where instead of a sun they’re throwing up anvils Instead of sunlight there’s the sound of hammers beating Instead of walking there’s kicking Instead of thinking there’s talking It’s … Continue reading

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Poem: All the Dead Children

(Note: In 2003 this poem was written for all the dead children from our recent [and present] wars, for those children lost in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon… But today we have just lost [and continue to lose] young innocent lives in … Continue reading

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