Children of War

Children of War

A Poem by Marc Marlon Villaflor


I want to end this pain, I embraced my ancestor’s belief

Believing this room will protect and helps us overcome our grief

I started hearing louder explosions, and when it is over

Stillness breaks my realm and it booms down under

We experienced too much bedlam and it is completely insane

This war will achieve nothing, it will bring more pain

We have no food to eat, the water comes late

We end up begging for bread and a trifling meat

We chill, sleeping with fears in the cold winter nights

We wake up seeing blood wasted in this continuing war

We ask for help as our souls can’t breathe

The plane keeps flying, seems it is chasing our heartbeats

The bags were dropped down from the plane and poisoned the thin air

Our future looks bleak and everyone disappears

Did you hear our cries? Could you stop all these lies?

We need you, free us from the pain of this despise

See our tears, our wounds, and our gloomy future

Rescue us,spare us from this deathly core

We need you, we need your mighty claws, my valiant eagles

Oh hear our cries, in our land of compromise.


© 2013 Marc Marlon Villaflor

Author's Note

Marc Marlon Villaflor
Looking those children of war who suffered most in Syria, really breaks my heart. I wish this war will over and they can re-create their precious lives in the future.

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This is very sad, but well written. My only criticism for this piece is that sometimes you put the singular of something where it should be plural, for example you said, "The plane keeps flying, seem it chasing our heartbeat," and it should be, 'The plane keeps flying, seems its chasing our heartbeat.' Alrighty? Overall great poem Marc.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marc Marlon Villaflor

9 Years Ago

Lol :) thanks Riley, love your honest review.

9 Years Ago

its should be it's (contraction) :)

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Its a very good poem, I really love the topic, personally i say that it should be published in a book. well done my friend.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I like this disturbed me.. thanks for sharing

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a great poem; brings awareness of the unfortunate war-torn children. Simply beautiful(ly written). Well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Amazing, the imagery is astounding, well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Your writing is so Good. Well Done! Keep Writing Friend!

Do u read mine 2 "Why?, Who is a Poet, Time and Anguish "

If possible then give your reviews..


Posted 9 Years Ago

So sad to see this type of atrocity still existing in the world today. Poor kid cannot imagine how the innocents are living in such a hellish place. This has to stop.

Posted 9 Years Ago

war cannot be stopped as long as we exist , evil exist . but i do feel for these children of war to grow up in such bedlam , we can't even empathize with them , we don't even know the feeling of immenient terror they feel . inspiring piece my friend , its an eye opener to chaos and melancholy of the world .

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other's children.”

― Jimmy Carter, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

Posted 9 Years Ago

Part of the power of this great piece is your lucidity of language, I felt thoroughly engaged and very moved, great writing Marc, this feels as if it were written sadly from direct observations

Posted 9 Years Ago

A great poem with a wonderful message. Tragedy of our modern times...:)

Posted 9 Years Ago

A msot tragic and soulful piece that leaves the reader tearful, well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Marc Marlon Villaflor

9 Years Ago

Thanks Thomas.

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Added on April 30, 2013
Last Updated on May 2, 2013


Marc Marlon Villaflor
Marc Marlon Villaflor

DIFC Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates

I am just writing for almost 2 months now and no background in the world of poetry. Hope you will always share your wisdom and correct my mistakes as I need it to solidify my dreams to write. Thank y.. more..


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