Too Young #terrorism #children #poetry


frozen leaf

Chilled by the hawk’s distant cry

unwelcome wings on the horizon

life threatening wind approaches

I need no eagle eye

Frozen by the headlines

man sharpens cold steel

children trying their hand

paralyzed beyond my spine

Motionless I await

this storm front from Hell

sensible is lost in radical thought

people plead at heaven’s gate

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Child beheads a Syrian captive.  Is this what our world wants 8-year-old children to do in their spare time????

Boys in all countries (including the US ) are indoctrinated as young as 8 to be gang members (which would include rape, drug dealing, killing). A patient of mine was 5 when he joined his gang.

 

 

 

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. It seems we start the training early everywhere…I think about the computerized war games and other violent forms of video training provided to children…a sad statement about our world indeed.

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    1. Yes and no. I gave alot of my life to working with at risk children (here and abroad). I think it is better that we know. I spent years trying to tell people “it is bad…”

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  2. You know … this is very shocking to us, who believe that a person is sacred and a child even more so … but throughout our existence as a species, the very young have been initiated into gangs, factories and armies … not to speak of normal laboring as farm workers etc. that part is old history …. what’s new and promising is that there now exists voices that raise in protest against this brutal aspect of our human nature. Thanks for sharing.

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