The ghosts

A thousand tiny eyes
Peer out
Glassy
No tears
No hope
No childhood
They see
War
Death
Destruction
Where are the mothers
The fathers
The aunties and uncles?
A pair of eyes
Disappear
Movement
A thin ragged boy
Hugs the shadows
Glancing nervously
At the sky
The sun is gone
Maybe he’ll be safe
This time…
The mountains of rubble
Make his journey difficult
But his determination
To find food over-rides
This hurdle
He said; “I tore out my heart
And threw it away…”
What will become
Of these lost little ones?

20th March

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a whole generation of Syrian children are being lost to a war that the world; on the whole, doesn’t care about. this is a little jot for them

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Comments

  • Philip DeLoach
    Philip DeLoachover 1 year ago

    There are millions of these children alive today, hundreds die every day. One day after the war or celestial retribution the survivors will all be like the little boy who threw his heart away…

    Wonderful Poem.

  • this generation is lost and to become what? very angry young men… with no education..

    – su2anne

  • CanyonWind
  • many thanks POP’s
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely written and presented hugs

  • thank you Bonita
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 1 year ago

  • many thanks Jane
    unfortunately this one is based on a real child and place…
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 1 year ago

    compassionate write suzanne…the futility of humanity truly sucks…

  • and yet we must keep plugging away in anyway we can Rocky otherwise it is truly futile…
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 1 year ago

    A brilliant write….very touching!!!! xo

  • thank you Sally
    unfortunately this one is based on a real child and place…
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • woodie123
    woodie123over 1 year ago

    Thousands of children suffering needlessly in this screwed up world, and not just through conflicts. very passionate write, thank you for sharing.

  • thank you for taking the time to comment too… we must not give in otherwise their suffering is for nothing
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations 2nd Runner-Up!
    Editors Weekly Choice Ending March 31st, 2013
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it. Group

  • many thanks Evita
    x suzanne:))

    – su2anne

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