Originally written and posted ~ 7th February, 1991 – Re-posted ~ 6th January, 2020 as part of an Edenbray Retrospective.

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the iraqi child

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The Iraqi Child

Sometimes I travel deeply into myself

As though obsessed I am aware of the danger

I find things hidden in the soft folds of flesh

As though hiding from the freshness of light

and as I encounter these strange, deep feelings

I meet not only myself

but someone stricken through with all the

Raw emotion and pain

Common surely to people all over

I meet the Iraqi child

O God, the Iraqi child, have mercy!

At times I wish only to be bright

One who skips and bounds on the surface

One who laughs with a childhood glee

but then, Oh the Iraqi child

Oh God, the Iraqi child, have mercy

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#Authors Note – Hopefully this piece is self explanatory – a sincerely personal heartfelt piece ~ a prayer! – Where children are involved, surely the rules of life, domestic and national politics, civil discord and unrest or war are challenged – Oh God the Iraqi child.      edenbraytoday

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#PROG-PROSE ~ Progressive Poetry – part of an #Edenbray retrospective – Re-posted today for a new generation!

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jimmy carter

About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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