Little Ivan standing all by himself,
Trying to decipher his jumbled thoughts,
Trying to escape the distant rumbles,
Trying to mumble prayers of hope!
Little Ivan strangely stranded in his own land,
Surrounded by the ongoing chaotic scenes,
Suffocated by the ashes and blood,
Scared by the sight of aimless bodies!
Has God’s beloved child really been deserted?
For he’s looking for a safe place called ‘home’,
For he’s lamenting for a joyous childhood,
For he’s just longing for the love of his parents!
Doesn’t God’s beloved child deserve happiness?
For he’s torn by the greed of blindfolded leaders,
For he’s constantly dragging weary his body and teary soul,
For he’s just seeking for a warm pillow to rest!
As we celebrate International Happiness Day on March 20, 2022, let us pray for all the children of war-inflicted regions of the world. Our children deserve to be happy.
* Published in print edition on 18 March 2022
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