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Zaineb Tanwir
Zaineb Tanwir
Middle East Internatinal School,riyadh
A Child's Cry From Baghdad
Published On Apr 29th 2010
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I am walking alone in Baghdad

And am terrified of the dark

I often hear fires from a gun,

I think I better run,

Nobody to stay with me,

Nobody to play with me,

Where is my mother?

I want to hug her,

I want to tell her that i am hungry,

She'll make me something to eat

Mummy, you can see I am crying,

I am terrified of all this killing and dying.


I see faces with tears,

This covers me with horrible fear

Every now and then I see,

Burning houses, buildings and trees,

They make air smoky,

Oh, i do pray that these people just go away

Who kill people in name of justice

Who don't care for beauty and bliss

I know that this is everyone's wish

To let peace and unity flourish.


How I long to play with you

With balls of sand and clay

How I long to catch butterflies with you

And to run around the garden every sunrise

Mummy, who will give us back our smiles?

Please , take away our tears

And make this horrible war end.........


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Comments 4
yamna You know this child's cry should be from islamic republic of pakistan u know. Yamna
Sep 8th 2011
 
 
Sana Minhaj

Great job, sis!1

Sana Minhaj
May 31st 2010
 
 
Faisal

very nice and innocent poem!

Faisal
Apr 29th 2010
 
 
Zaineb

plz post sum comments....my first try...

Zaineb
Apr 29th 2010
 
 

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