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CIVILIZATION, by            
First Line: Gray eyes / and chubby fists
Last Line: And greed.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood

Gray eyes,
And chubby fists
That clasp my hands in faith;
The whole, a life for which I live --
My child.

Grim men
In endless lines;
Then mounds of bleeding flesh
And murdered men 'neath crosses white --
Man's war.

My child
With chubby fists,
Perhaps tomorrow's Christ
Sacrificed to man's brutish hate
And greed.

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