When we watch children playing

unaware of politics, 


or race

we watch how they laugh

how they share

how they hold hands

no matter what color the face.


Then we watch how adults rule the world

causing bloodshed

and havoc

and woe

and we can’t help but wonder

we can’t help but ask…

where did those children go?


Those children who cared for one another

who picked each other up when they were low

who knew of only one race…the human race…

Where did those children go?


And today, as we watch the actions of these adults

and see the traits of children they now lack

not only do we wonder where the children have gone…

but we pray…

oh…how we pray

they will come back.

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