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Universal Childhood

"But she'll never forget what she knows in her heart. The world is a beautiful place." Universal Childhood © 2017 (Inspired By: Hama, Syria; New York, USA, Wisconsin, USA; Created In: Bradford, England) Melissa Diamond, Pen on Canvas Paper

“It was the way she said it that got to me

Compassion is bred in the cracks between the ruins

Seeded by its own worst enemies

and watered by the tears of those who know a world without

She’s on to something

Because those who have seen and heard such pain

wish to make the whole world blind and deaf

If only to save humanity from the sounds of screaming

and the sight of hollow death”

“But she’ll never forget what she knows in her heart. The world is a beautiful place.”