Vanished Smiles

My voice stands for the vanished smiles
Of the silenced children,
Whose innocence dies
Starved and caged, in the knowledge
Of having been undone
By our self-serving lies;
Who grow up to know
Hell so intimately, they go
Seeking it when sent to Heaven.

[First published as a Global Peace Poem Response]

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  1. Hi there, I found you in Nymphs Publications and I absolutely adore your writing! I was so excited to see you have a wordpress blog too: it was like finding a goldmine. You’re a phenomenal force. Can’t wait for your next work 😀

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