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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

These Children

By Stephen Gill

These children
have yet to learn
to deal with the muddy pellets of abuse
or the ice of neglect
while maturing into the oaks
of exceptional might.
protect these seedlings
in the sheltered bay
of your tender care
with apprehensive solicitude.
They have
yet to use their coins.

nurture the growth of these roots
with rare delicacies of concerns
watch these rainbows of the millennium.
The feverish excitements of today
need them for their rest
in the castle of the comfort
of tomorrow.
The voyage
of the meaningful explorations
for the inner self
they have yet to embark.
They are the top deck
where human expectations
for the warmth of the spring
bask in the adulation of love.
sail the steamer of these children
to a safer island.

Riding even the ruthless currents
of domestic violence
let these angels savour
the ambrosia of peace.
bathe these blissful gems
with the softness of unstained holiness.

- Asian Tribune -

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