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Remember Kids From The Other Side

Updated on August 13, 2013

When the golden sunset
Sets over the amber hills of California
And when the moon shines bright over New York skyscrapers
And all the world stands still in Europe
Remember kids from the other side,
far to the east
who ran in amok not to the snack bar
but to the nearest digs under drones attacks

When the trees began their budding.
And larks sit singing in the hedge;
Sweet perfumes scent the balmy air,
Remember kids in Syria,under iron fist
Cant chase butterflies or
Climb trees
Only bullets and bombs the daily bread,hymns of heaven
Shrieking and stinking the fresh air

But when the storm clouds come
And thunder rolls
When the temperature downwards subzero
Streets evacuated
Dont piss it off
Thank God for having a shelter,
a family as well as friends .


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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      My dear friend,Michael,

      Why do you always persist that I hate America and Americans when I criticize the foreign policy of your governement in the Middle East? .That s unfair and immature.You cant deny what brought your boots to the Middle east and the mess you left there and in other countries and you cant deny also the kids who were killed by the drone attacks in pakistan.A Marine Times article on last December 3 ran the alarming headline “Some Afghan kids aren’t bystanders," reporting on the death of three children in Afghanistan.They were apparently targeted by a U.S. military drone because they appeared to be digging a hole in a road.This is the list if you have time to check:

      The hypocrisy, my dear friend,is as a Guardian journalist,NOT ALJAZEERA LOL George Monbiot says "In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere @ b..u..g @ sp..l..a..ts"After he points out all the ways that Obama has made lethal US attacks in these predominantly Muslim countries not only more frequent but also more indiscriminate - "signature" and "dou..ble-tap" attacks on rescuers and funerals - and then argues:

      "Most of the world's media, which has rightly commemorated the children of Newtown, either ignores Obama's murders or accepts the official version that all those killed are 'militants'. The children of north-west Pakistan, it seems, are not like our children. They have no names, no pictures, no memorials of candles and flowers and teddy bears. They belong to the other: to the non-human world of bugs and grass and tissue.

      "'Are we,' Obama asked on Sunday, 'prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?' It's a valid question. He should apply it to the violence he is visiting on the children of Pakistan."

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco


      Thanks so much for your visit and compliment.

      Have a wonderful day there!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      James .. this poem plants false images of America in the readers minds .. you state that the drone attacks in war zones are aimed at children .. that is a lie .. I know you hate the American government and it's people but ..please do not propagandize things that are not true .. it is shameful ..that your hypocrisy shows in full colors there.!

      If the children in Syria are being killed it is because of islamist and muslims who can not get along due to tribal warfare that has been going on for so long that neither will listen to the other .. so lets just kill each other and your children..

      Your imagery with small children in these countries, being killed by Americans is in bad taste .. and I am sorry but I had to say this .

      does your muslim Quran, say about how they should be looking for peace or does it blame Americans and Christians too ?

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Bravo James-Wolve for this poem. Thank you. Jamie