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'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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