Haiku, Living life, Pain, Poetry

Sorrow #Haiku 207

I came across a tweet by the Human Rights Law Centre of its recent statement to the UN Human Rights Council regarding Australia’s indefinite detention of refugee children on Nauru. Here is the link.

My country isn’t the only country perpetrating this, is it?

This led to my haiku.

Innocent children
Humans without choice, not safe
World’s failing response.

~ FlorenceT

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #207. This week’s prompt words are child and safe.

If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday – it comes with “how-to” if you are new to writing haiku.  Try it! 🙂


Coincidence? This song was playing on my car’s sound system shortly after I read the HRLC’s statement. It’s been a while since I have heard this song play on mainstream commercial stations. Apt.



~ FlorenceT


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