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Listen!
Can you hear her pleading?
Words, not understood by the ear but clear to the heart.
Listen!
Can you hear her baby’s cries?
Understood by all animals in our universe.
Listen!
Can you hear her screams
befouling the ear, the heart, and the soul?
Listen!
Can you hear?
No?
But I can,
and time warps piercingly and in perpetuity.
I must remember
to live…
I must remember to live!

©Anthony W. Pahl
26th May 2001
For a Vietnamese mother and child - the victims of war’s victims
For more poetry and stories from Australian Vietnam Veteran, Anthony W. Pahl
Anthony Pahl's Websites
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