• This is not a broken doll

No, this is not a broken doll

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No, this is not a broken doll.
This is one of many a child.
Killed in a children’s hospital.

No, this is not a broken doll.
This was life, a mother’s child.
It died in a distant bombing raid.

No, this is not a broken doll.
This is our abomination.
No quiet prayer enough to observe.

No, this is not a broken doll.
This is the shame of a silent minute.
The world does well to keep its silence.

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From the FB words of © Antonio Pala 17 February 2016
Poem adaption © john william brown 21 February 2016
Photograph’s photographer unknown in Syria 2016

Charity for Peace in the Middle East