Must we come from the wombs of your mothers, wives and daughters to be called your own? We are children! Must we be of the same colour as you in order for you to embrace us? We are children! Why wake us up with the sounds of explosions instead of school bells? We are children! Must we serve the same gods as you in order to be loved by you or your gods? We are children! Why piece our tongues with bullets instead of luscious loaves? We are children! You staged your war machines on our playgrounds and defiled it with footprints of your soldiers… We are children! You polluted the air we breathe with your chemicals and empty the wastes from your industries into our waters… We are children! You even killed our doctors and teachers who looked after us in the absence of our parents… We are children! We are too young to vote and so chose to let you run the world the right way as you claimed yet while we look up to you as role models all we see is a dark future… We are children! Must we be citizens of your country in order for you to stand for us, protect and shield us from these shells that descent upon us thrown by your projectiles? We are children! Must we speak the same language as you for you to understand us and say we are a part of you? We are children! Our plan was to transfer the happiness we share on and from the playground to the great lands of the earth but now, we are not sure if we or these lands would survive the heat of your greed… We ar Click to see full text
Genres: Poetry, Short Story, Play
Tags: We Are Children, Richard Shekari

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JZC gave feedback to Richard Shekari for “We are children!”:
So true...
 Jul 30, 2015, 19:17 EDT
Richard Shekari 
Thanks so much JZC
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Profound message, Richard.
 Jun 29, 2015, 17:04 EDT