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Dept. of sorrow

 Children are dead 
They die everywhere. Of famine. From overwork. From neglect. They hunger, and no one feeds them. They cower, but can't dodge the blows. They are afraid, they look for comfort, and are rewarded with their worst nightmares.  And it has no borders, no language, no deference, this evil. It crosses oceans and climbs through windows, and seats itself in the hearts of men and women, in our hearts. We watch and children die.

I am sometimes ashamed to be a human.
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Dec. 14th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
{{Hugs you}}. Can do nothing else. Have turned off the news, can't bear it.
Dec. 17th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
I know. I'm still thinking about it, two days later. The only thin and very tenuous silver lining is the push for more gun control law in the U.S. I'm not very hopeful, because we've let similar tragedies come and go, and still backed away in fear of the thrice-damned National Rifle Association. Perhaps this time will be different.