bodies of babies lying lifeless on
silently screaming…stop the bombs!
stop the missiles! stop the insanity….
no one listens…
even today the children’s hospital
in Aleppo is bombed!
clinging to power with children as
invalidates both the power and the
method of holding on
the leaders of the world
and their people have all gone
to the pleas of sanity,
and ethical requirements
of ordinary citizens
if we were follow the lead of our
leaders, we would spend the rest of our lives in a cell
in ‘enlightened’ countries
and likely tortured in others
there is no oversight, no law enforcement, and no courts
for those in power
and their files are silently screaming
like those lifeless bodies
for their attention….
war, arms sales, poverty, hunger, clean air, water and conscience
the ‘words of the prophets written in graffiti
on tenement walls’
have become sets for comedy rants
and funky entertainment
our children’s minds are filled
for personal aggrandizement
stuffed with insouciance
and the narcissism
they see everywhere when they look
will we build walls around men with power-needs to keep them
away from nuclear codes and all the
communication devices that command the military
the silent cries of lifeless children
carry our hope
into the corridors of political power…..
can anybody hear
their deafening, screaming silence of death?