by Elizabeth Challinor

Squirrels hoard acorns

Nations hoard bombs

Mothers breastfeed babies

Tycoons siphon the blood of employees

Artists inspire aching hearts to follow their dreams

Warlords and governments tear lives apart

Nurses care for the sick and wounded

Smugglers squash bodies into profit

The child in the shop asks mummy for a lollipop

The child in Gaza cries when will the bombs stop

This is the world we live in

Elizabeth Challinor