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The situation is not good


IMAGE: Drawing of a tank in a rural street


The situation is not good.

In small towns, the dictators

are polishing their medals.


Wild dogs run in the streets;

among children, the rumours

of war are spreading.


And what do we have –

we who are still gazing

at our distant objective?


We have our hearts,

the capacity to love

and to be comrades.


We, who so nearly lost heart.


Written by PHILIP KANE


Artwork by MARC FENTIMAN

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