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Picture the Children

Picture the children
Who will never be born.

The things they might do
With video cameras.

The petitions they might send
To Kofi Annan.

The children with a plan.

The children who take magnets
Out of their pockets

And rally the universe
Into a new polarity,

Children who can save us,
Lead us out of here.

Who donít do that.

Who become a live journal
Suspended in word web,

Who become parents.
Loss after loss is born.

By Mani Rao


QLRS Vol. 2 No. 4 Jul 2003

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  Other Poems in this Issue

The House After Her Death
By Amjad Nasser.

A Famosa (the gap)
By D.J. Huppatz.

Mosquito Wars
By Judith Huang.

Lawdy
By Vernyce Dannells.

the girl who could love you
By Alvin Pang.

Speaking For My Father
By Jeremy Lim Mun Loong.

Countdown
By Grace Chua.

Total Recall
By Srinjay Chakravarti.

From Deadly Pollen
By Stephen Oliver.

 

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