When the world is cruel
Inspiring hate and repulsion
At the stony cold hearts
Of people lacking compassion
At the horrors told day by day
Ignorance about another child
At the mercy of unjustified bloodshed
Another victim of poor judgement
And juvenile behaviors
Between tears shed
And prayers cried out in desperation
Your failures as beings
Will soon be fleeing
For life’s stern hand is unforgiving

The body of four-year-old Palestinian boy Sahir Abu Namus, who officers said killed in an Israeli air strike, is seen at a hospital morgue