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Monuments of Stone

I am a better man for having picked up The Bow.
I did not state I am a better man than those that did not pick up The Bow; 32 more words

Society

Poppies in Shoreditch

The poppies in Shoreditch are at perfect repose
Although beyond the traffic flows, the city thumps
Eternally, jostling elbows, sopranos and beggars, suits
And rags, mingle, the slickers thicken the pavements with their… 210 more words

Poetry

What's with war?

So,

Weird title just like me..

What to say about war… for some it brings prosperity, for some misery, for some political chance, for some a hope. 418 more words

Global Citizen

[Short Story] Aerial Strike

Hell. It was like hell.

It was just another Friday afternoon, and like any other afternoons, I was at my friend’s house with the other neighborhood boys. 1,967 more words

Aleppo

The sky didn’t fall

The ground didn’t open

But the winds blew

The thunder crashed

The rain tumbled

But it wasn’t Armageddon

Nor was it the worst storm in fifty years… 31 more words

What is the most damaging effect of war on young people? - the cycle of violence

Our second winning entry to our competition. Congratulations Khem Rogaly!

I have never been exposed to the physical brutality of war. Whilst the direct physical effects of violence represent the most damaging effects of war, indirect effects of war – from what I have witnessed – can lead to different, but still devastating, consequences. 814 more words