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The picture of a child, a man, and our humanity

This picture, taken on 2 September on the Turkish beach of Bodrum, shows not only the death of a child, but of our humanity. And the depths into which it has sunk.

The picture that will go down in history

The image we hope will change history

 

The picture that shows we are not humane

anymore

The image that forces us to be humane

 

Humanity is dead in that picture

A strike to our conscience

A death that make our conscience

bleed

 

A heart wrenching reality

that squeezes our innards

 

Our future drowned with that child

We hope that child will be the last of many, not one of many

On that beach our humanity

died

We cry for humanity

To tear it out from the depths that are burying it

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