Sleep My Child Sleep

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Sleep my Child

Sleep my child sleep..the world is too dirty a place..too much politics..too many borders..you wouldn’t have been able to survive it..so I let you go..

Man killing another..God’s land was not safe enough so I took a boat..a shot in the dark..a wild goose chase to no man’s land..where there are no countries..no borders..

No bombs..no guns..no tanks..I was trying to protect you from the horrors..

You were our pride..our joy..our sonny boy..

Iam sorry you slipped away..iam sorry I let you go..perhaps to a better land..perhaps to a crueler place who knows??

Sleep my child sleep..the world is too dirty a place..

I took a boat..but it sank on the way to no man’s land..and the currents of war swept you to the shore..and it left you breathless..

You were too young..I would have celebrated your birthday with aplomb..but I would have never gifted you a toy gun..

Would have gifted you wild flowers..an education..a canvas to paint and a toy car..

Sleep my child sleep..the world is too dirty a place..

Humanity has run out of ideas counting the dollars and the euros..on how we can make peace..it’s too expensive..and I couldn’t afford peace..so I tried to escape..the boat capsized..and there were no fancy life jackets inside..the boat to Greece was my only hope..

We were reaching the shore or so I thought..and then darkness dawned..that sinking feeling prevailed ..and one by one I let you all go..

Sleep my child sleep..the world is too dirty a place..

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Image Courtesy: Kim Berggren

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