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“This work (in full or in part) may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the author, Katerina Michouli ©2019 at 18:46, 11.04.2019 – Flórina, Greece.”

#ChildLabour

On a day of relentless rainfall, 

I saw little boys and little girls 

entering those, hellish mines.

 

I am telling you, it is there that 

an army of children, as young as 

five is confined.

 

The air is so brown that not even

birds and fish could have ever survived.

 

It is there, behind that mountain that

huge rocks hid their sunshine.

 

They are all on their own, here, 

orphaned by cobalt mines!

 

They descend into darkness, everyday,

for the rest  of their lives.

 

Those mines burying alive everyone inside! 

 

“This work (in full or in part) may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the author, Katerina Michouli ©2019″