Colin F. Jones

WHO WILL WEEP FOR THE CHILDREN?

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: February 5, 2005
Awarded: February 5, 2005
Who will weep for the children,
the children of Iraq,
Slaughtered with their Mothers,
in cruel Artillery attacks,
Who will collect their bodies,
their scattered shattered limbs,
Lost in the smoking rubble,
In a war of deadly sins.
We will cry for those young soldiers,
committed to the fight,
Who lost their lives destroying,
believing they were right.
But who will weep for the children,
in the shadows out of sight.

This poem inspired, in part, the response, “Will We Weep for the Children?” - ©Copyright August 31, 2007 by William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD