Message from a 7-year-old
Preamble: In honour of this week's Rhymers' theme "children", here is a poem written in collaboration with my 7-year-old son.
Some people say they don’t like children
But they are wrong.
We aren’t the ones dropping the bombs.
We aren’t the ones firing the guns.
Children don’t kill other children.
The guy on the ground, he’s just doing as he’s told
The job that he’s paid for, loyalty bought and sold,
It’s the ones at the top who have blood on their hands,
Sometimes I think kids should be ruling this land.
Children may do tantrums or be led by caprice,
But it’s not the children that are disturbing the peace.
BY Erwann James and Becky Who, September 2018