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Sunday, February 26, 2006

~ The Children Of Iraq Have Names ~

THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ HAVE NAMES
Chorus: The children of Iraq have names
The children of Iraq have names
They must not be collateral damage
The children of Iraq have names
repeat Chorus
The children of Iraq have beautiful faces
They are not the faceless ones
The children of Iraq have hearts that pound
When they run and dance and play
The children of Iraq have many dreams
They are not the dreamless ones
The children of Iraq have twinkling eyes
They are quick and lively with their laughter
repeat Chorus
The children of Iraq have hopes and fears
They want to grow and live and love
The children of Iraq have smiles and tearsJ
ust like you and me
[SPOKEN: (Please repeat each name aloud)]
The children of Iraq have names
Call them Omar
Call them Mohamed
Call them Fahad
Call them Marwa
Call them Tibya
Call them by their names
but never call them statistics of war.
From Raging Grannies
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6 Comments:

Blogger Mother Damnable said...

..and another Gem from the Grannies

From Far Away
(Tune: Danny Boy)

From far away I hear their voices calling me
The disappeared, those lost to tyranny
Victims of war, of torture and of cruelty
They call to us and our humanity

Chorus:

So sing out loud
In chorus for the innocent
And raise your voice
For justice and for peace.
Together we
Must make this world a better place
Keep singing loud and long
For those who cannot speak.

We sing for children - sick, afraid and hungry
We sing for women - poor, oppressed and weak
We sing for men - pressed into hating enemies
We sing for them, and all humanity.

Chorus

(Granny Helen Riley, Toronto Raging Grannies)

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  
Blogger Granny said...

I'm linking to you.

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  
Blogger DA said...

impact, nothing else

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

Thanks Grannie and thanks for the
CodePink link.

http://www.codepink4peace.org/

Impact Dimitri? Here's tonight's impact

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4753084.stm

Yep! all them people have names too!

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  
Blogger Autumn said...

Very interesting blog. I found you while viewing someone else's comments. i enjoyed my visit and I will be back for another look.

Sunday, 26 February, 2006  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

oh this hurts with its truth. imagine if it were our children having to live through that nightmare.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2006  

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