Suffer Little Children

Face like an Angel so delicate is she

She’s five years old, so leave her be

Give her, her childhood, not to suffer and damn

At the beastly hands of preying man

Tiny hands play with dolly, and teddy bear

Shame on you, she deserves to grow and keep her garden fair

Womanhood should blossom, fresh face and pure mind – yet, carved in her memory the beast so unkind

Suffer little children no more, grow to love, and trust once more

Forgive these souls of lesser understanding

Free yourselves from painful shackles – rise above, and learn  about true amour

Published 1990 Gulf News