Benjamin Michael Clark

Rookie - 125 Points (06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)

A Child At War - Poem by Benjamin Michael Clark

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-


Comments about A Child At War by Benjamin Michael Clark

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ozark Mountain Homegrown (8/25/2013 9:26:00 PM)

    That was very moving and unfortunately it tells the ugly truth of this weary world..very good writing.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 348 Points Danny Draper (5/20/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    A powerful write. A scene tragically often true in our otherwise beautiful world. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 30, 2014


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