Regarding chidren (a poem)

Mimi Evans Winship
Some children are cherished,
Some used as shields.
These are the realities
Fanaticism yields.
 
Do we blame the defenders
Who fight for their young
And champion the militants
Who safeguard no one?
 
Let reason prevail
Put emotions aside.
In whom do the hopes
Of the children reside?
Some children are cherished,
Some used as shields.
These are the realities
Fanaticism yields.
 
Do we blame the defenders
Who fight for their young
And champion the militants
Who safeguard no one?
 
Let reason prevail
Put emotions aside.
In whom do the hopes
Of the children reside?