No, no, no, children are not supposed to be burdens!

My newsfeed has been coming up with stories of cruelty to children. A “child under the jeepney”, “Children of Gaza,” a beautiful and touching poetry, and other other abuses. It is turning into a physical pain thinking of what we are doing to a child. Isn’t children one of the few things we should like about us being humans?

 Children of Gaza by Khaled Zuma

“Oh rascal children of Gaza.
You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window.
You who filled every morning with rush and chaos.
You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony.
Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases.
Steal all the flowers.
Come back…
Just come back…”


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