Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A BABY'S PRAYER

A little child knelt to pray
His hands were clasped at his chin ...
His eyes were closed, his head bowed
"God forgive men for their sin.

"Those men who made the war, God
And took my daddy away ...
From mommy, sister amd me
Dear God, make those men behave!

"Now mommy cries and cries, God
She's good and kind - mommy is
She wouldn't hurt any one , God
She didn't make the war that is.

"It was made by awful, and uncaring men."
Tears ran down his little face
And broken sobs shook his frame
While he prayed for peace and grace!

33 comments:

  1. Very poignant and inspirational piece Margie. It is always the little children who suffer the most isn't it. An evocative reminder of the evils of war.

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  2. Beautiful Margie! If mothers ruled this World, there would be no war!!

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  3. Let us all pray for peace and grace! Amen.

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  4. The impact of war on the child is often forgotten or overlooked, isn't it? This gives the child a voice.

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  5. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) keep IT UP SWEETHEART!!!!!!!! :P

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  6. How amazing!
    God hears Baby's prayer.
    Thanks Margie!

    Ps
    Could I put this poem on Kevin's blog?

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  7. wow Margie this one captures the true essence of LOVE...rather how imp LOVE is and how useless HATRED is.

    WELL-DONE! LOVED IT HUN!

    ::tears::

    Keshi.

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  8. btw Im so glad ur into regular posting now. I missed ur beautiful writing! We need more ppl like u in this world..to spread the msg.

    Look how ugly the world has become!

    Keshi.

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  9. Children, the young & so innocent.
    There is nothing more meaningful, than the voice of a child.

    Very nicely done Margie. :)

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  10. how very touching and beautiful!

    when will they ever learn...

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  11. This is my first visit. I love your poetry. I will come back again. Thanks.

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  12. Margie,

    U r back!!! Happy New Year to you.

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  13. Hi Janice
    Thanks so much!

    Margie

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  14. Thank you very much Asha!
    I believe that too!
    Have a good weekend!

    Margie

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  15. Hi Art
    Yes, let us all do that!
    Pray for peace and grace!

    Margie

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  16. Hi Julie
    Yes, I believe that the impact of war on the children is very forgotten!
    They suffer greatly!
    Thanks for your visit and comment.
    I appreciate it!
    Take care!

    Margie

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  17. Thanks very much, Hammett!

    Margie

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  18. Hi Kaylee
    Thanks dear!
    I'll try my best!

    Margie

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  19. Hello Krystyna
    Thanks so much!
    Yes, you may put my poem on Kevin's blog.

    Margie

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  20. Hi Keshi
    Thanks so much for your kind words!
    They mean a lot to me!

    Margie
    xxxxx

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  21. Hi Richard
    Thanks so much!

    Margie

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  22. Thanks very much, Polona!
    Yes, when will they ever learn?

    Margie

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  23. Welcome Gardner Greg
    It's very nice having you here.
    I appreciate your kind words!
    Thanks very much!

    Margie

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  24. Hi Priya
    Happy New Year to you too!

    Margie

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  25. Simply beautiful.
    Your precious Margie!!

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  26. Dear Liz
    Thank you very much!
    You are so kind!

    Margie

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