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Sunday, 11 September 2011

September 11, 2011


On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died. God bless all those souls, and keep their families.

Every day since then, some 16,000 children have died of hunger. 

Every day. 

Every day, 16,000 mothers weeping over a small, broken body.

Every day, a tragedy more than five times greater than 9/11 enacts itself over and over and over again.

9/11 - 10/11 - 11/11 - 12/11 - 13/11 - 14/11 - 15/11 - 16/11 - 17/11 - 18/11 - 19/11 - 20/11...

Every day, the crime of death by hunger perpetrated against the innocent, the most vulnerable, the tiniest. 

Do these 58 million slow and painful deaths get blanket news coverage? 

Are they commemorated in grand ceremonies year on year on year? 

Does anyone build vast and lavish memorials to these dear little souls? 

Shame on all of us.

3 comments:

Karin said...

May God have mercy on us all!

Vanessa said...

Imagine if 16,000 parents every day came to Ground Zero to remember their dead... would that stir the powers that be to do something?

The Expat Wife said...

Oh that is a beautifully written post, so sad and so true. As a mother of young children, I cried reading it :(

Sunday, 11 September 2011

September 11, 2011


On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died. God bless all those souls, and keep their families.

Every day since then, some 16,000 children have died of hunger. 

Every day. 

Every day, 16,000 mothers weeping over a small, broken body.

Every day, a tragedy more than five times greater than 9/11 enacts itself over and over and over again.

9/11 - 10/11 - 11/11 - 12/11 - 13/11 - 14/11 - 15/11 - 16/11 - 17/11 - 18/11 - 19/11 - 20/11...

Every day, the crime of death by hunger perpetrated against the innocent, the most vulnerable, the tiniest. 

Do these 58 million slow and painful deaths get blanket news coverage? 

Are they commemorated in grand ceremonies year on year on year? 

Does anyone build vast and lavish memorials to these dear little souls? 

Shame on all of us.

3 comments:

Karin said...

May God have mercy on us all!

Vanessa said...

Imagine if 16,000 parents every day came to Ground Zero to remember their dead... would that stir the powers that be to do something?

The Expat Wife said...

Oh that is a beautifully written post, so sad and so true. As a mother of young children, I cried reading it :(