Gods and Children

In a dreary room,

a large, foreign altar sits,

Colourful figures of venerated Gods

rest within.


A mother reaches for a dormant incense stick,

and with a lighter, she

lets its fiery wrath manifest in front of the statues.


The Gods watch,

as wars are fought,

shells explode,


And bodies of children are torn apart:

Gods want their heads,

Men want their limbs;

Nobody will yield.



Featured image: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/syrian-children-paint-life-saddam-kurdistan-prison-150618101536726.html




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