A Prayer From A Baby This is the story that must be told Of an innocent baby, not very old Lying in her crib on a star-lit night How could she know of those planes in flight? She lies there quietly touching her nose Watching her mobile, wiggling her toes Oohing and cooing, so sweetly Is she talking to someone, who could it be? An angel is standing with her in the room. The baby is smiling, unaware of her doom. The crib starts to shake and the mobile goes round Then suddenly comes the most deafening sound The ceiling drops in, in a second or two... On her crib so she ceases to coo... No one knows how long she lies there Who thought about it? Doesn't anyone care? Is she alive? Is she dead? Is she in pain? Now that you mention it, who knows her name? Her name is Amel, in English we say Hope Crushed between the rubble, her tiny fingers start to grope! Where is my Mommy? I love her so dear. Come get me Mommy! It's dark in here! I'm scared and hungry and I can't see my feet, There's blood in my mouth! Give me something to eat! Where is Daddy? Where's my big brother? It hurts when I breathe! Where is my mother? How long have I been here? Is this just a dream? I open my mouth, but I can't even scream! They appear again by my side. This time with a tear I plead...Why have I died? And why do the letters on the bomb fragments say "MADE IN THE U-S-A"? Am I alone in my suffering? NO, there are many others. In our grief and misery, we are all sisters and brothers. Who are we, I ask you.. for what crime did we die? They're throwing a party! Doesn't anyone cry? Is it true? Am I nothing?! How could it be? Don't they also have babies, just like me? It is war they say, of which death is a part. How blind they've become, how hardened of heart. Did someone say hero? To whom they speak? A VICTORY CLAIMED FOR KILLING THE WEAK?! Why are they happy? Why are they proud? Don't they know that I'm cold in my burial shroud?! No war has been won; no ifs, buts or maybes For terror still reigns: they've only killed babies.. PEACE ON EARTH .... Blessed are the pure at heart for they shall see the face of God Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the children of God. ************** Matt. 26:52 "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." ****************** "Who so ever kills a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and who so ever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of allmankind," (Quran -Al-Ma'dah: 32). ******************* UNICEF The State of the World's Children 2000: "Nearly 90 per cent of victims of war today are civilians, mainly women and children. Around 540 million children (one in four) "live with the ominous and ever-present hum of violence that might erupt any time," or are displaced or made refugees by ongoing conflicts. In the last decade, more than 2 million children have died as a result of armed conflicts, while 6 million others have been injured or disabled and hundreds of thousands have been conscripted into war as "soldiers, sex slaves or porters." Between 8,000 and 10,000 children are killed by landmines every year. Conflicts in Africa accounted for more than half of all war-related deaths in 1996 and resulted in more than 8 million refugees and displaced persons."----UNICEF ******************** UN Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 3318(XXIX) of 14 December 1974 Attacks and bombings on the civilian population, inflicting incalculable suffering, especially on women and children, who are the most vulnerable members of the population, shall be prohibited, and such acts shall be condemned. ****************************** The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke ___________________________________ We hope you will visit (http://www.alhewar.com) frequently (and tell your friends about us too!).
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