The Children’s War and Other Poems

2013/10/30

Remember my teaser a few weeks ago about the wonderful poetry of Shaindel Beers?  Here is an example. 

From an eight year old Darfurian girl’s drawing

The tank, bigger than the hut, fires
and all of the colors explode from the hut.
Why is this man green?
Because he is from the tank.
Why is this woman red?
Because she was shot in the face.
And why aren’t you colored in?
Because it is like I wasn’t even there.

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2 Responses to “The Children’s War and Other Poems”


  1. the drawing on your post is refreshing.


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