I’ve Seen the Children


I’ve seen children hurl rocks to each other,
disguised as sugar coated words, forgetful remarks.
I’ve seen children hide objects behind their backs,
silver knives, ready to strike at any given moment.
I’ve seen children circle around
the weak
the feeble-minded
the target.

I’ve seen children curl up in the dark,
asking questions no-one could answer.
I’ve seen children cry out to the world,
shouting curses, blaming the world, begging for love.
I’ve seen children fall to the ground,
lost
forgotten
never to be found again.

What are we doing in a world like this,
a world where children prey upon the weak.
What are we doing in a world like this,
a world where the lost are forgotten and left for dead.
What are we doing in a world like this,
a world where we watch as children are drained of hope.

Where did we go wrong.

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