Benjamin Michael Clark

(06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)

A Child at War


A country invades another country
While civilians flee to the hills for

Their lives

Children’s ears are pierced

By the sound of gunfire
&

B
O
M
B
S

A young girl wearing
An old - filthy
White dress
With long blonde hair carries her
Teddy bear in her left hand while she
Walks hand in hand with her

Father fearlessly - As if they're

In the clear-

When a man
Standing in a moving jeep
With

An Ak-47
Shoots the little girl’s

Father in the head-

The little girl's
Father falls to the
Ground as blood pours out
Of his crown-

The little girl
Falls to her knees over her father-
& She holds onto her
Father's bloody head for the last time-

She screams, 'Daddy! Noo! .. Daddy? ! '
Her dress is
Stained
Red-

the jeep passes
By the little girl
As the shooter

& the 
little girl lock 
Eyes-

She would never
Forget the look in the
Killer's eyes-

She clings to her
Teddy Bear
For it is all she has left

To take
Care of
Her in this hopeless world-

Submitted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Edited: Sunday, March 30, 2014

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