CHILD SOLDIER

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Child soldier
war
Zimbabwean Poetry

Young limbs forage for their own

 Strutting guns like toys

 Small feet taming the jungle

 Soldiers going to war

 eat gunpowder for supper

 O but God they're children still to grow

 dead bodies is the life they have known

 Soon they too will be gone

 

©Batsirai E Chigama