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Children Cry for Freedom

And well may the children weep before you! 
They are weary ere they run;
They have never seen the sunshine, nor the glory
much brighter than the sun. 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 'The Cry of the Children' 

Do you hear the children weeping?
On islands far off shore
we cannot see them, lest we see them
for who they truly are - mirrors
of humanity shared with all of us,
creatures as much deserving dignity
we demand, the care and kindness shown
in ready giving to our own kin and kind.

Do you feel the children reaching
heavenward for God? Though the evidence
for God is fading under concrete,
wire, and bars.
                        They cling to stories
almost forgotten, songs they know not how to sing
in this strange land of mere existence,
death a hope more promising than life.

Do you know the children, crying,
as you yourself have done? Long
forgotten tears of separation from your mother,
father, home?
                       Though you yourself
have never thrown your lot into a boat

Beat the Blues

The Corner Uniting Church - Corner of Oaklands and Brighton Roads, Warradale 
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