The Corpses of Children are not Peaceful

The corpses of children are not peaceful.

The ones who die of trauma before their time show it

–of illness show it

I avert my eyes but remember anyway

Precious young lives lost–

I can’t say this anywhere so I’ll say it here in a public privacy of strangers

The corpses of children are not peaceful.

Cancer at 8

Murder at 9

Murder at 2

Refusing insulin at 14

Horrible car accident at 17

The corpses of children are not peaceful.

I avert my eyes but cannot forget

The anger, the pain the battering

On their sweet innocence

The corpses of children are not peaceful.

— Anonymous

A very dear friend of mine wrote this poem and I felt compelled to share it. This left anĀ indelibleĀ imprint.

 

 

 

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