Children of War

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  • Hi Ken ... this is Gary Jacobson, author of the poem, Children of War, you used with your slides. http://namtour.com/childrenofwar.html War is something old men of all nationalities foist upon their young. It is the young who fight the battles, bear the injuries, and either die at the feet of the alter of the gods of war, or live forever changed, their values forever changed, forever lost, forever wondering why? For them there is no escape! They have no choice, but to quiver to-and-fro in the winds of cruel war, swaying like a reed in the maelstrom! Were they just inconveniently born in the wrong place at the wrong time, doomed to follow the winds of war wherever it may blow, however it may alter their innocent lives?

    And what will become of them when they grow older, and because of lessons learned in youth, they become the ones sending another generation to war...
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  • We all need to remember that Human Rights pertain to all people, regardless of sex, creed, colour, age and include the rights to peace, dignity, privacy, freedom from torture, freedom from war and fear. It is our responsibility to actively do something about unfair tragic situations like these.....
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  • sad, aber gut gemacht
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  • Only way to end conflict is NON-VIOLENCE. Truth prevails. Violence begets violence. Learn to ask for your rights by Non-violent means...The world will support you..
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  • ooooo. my God! We are barbarians ! It' s a craziness! Children are the future of planet!
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Children of War

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  23. O what terror rests upon their tiny PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com souls Eats at their hearts Aches in their bellies Tests their very being When they see loved ones killed Mother, father, brother ... gone Watching friends die in pools of blood Their caretakers silenced They see life as just surviving Without the essence of being. Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.
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  61. PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Poetry - “Children of War” by Gary Jacobson © February 2006 All those brave journalists who captured these tragic images so that we might know… Slide Presentation: Ken du Pisanie Presentation by Ken du Pisanie www.chroniclesofaragamuffin.blogspot.com E-mail: kentam@webmail.co.za.

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