Little did they know little Napalm Girl
that while your skin seared
and your cry became the shriek of war
that in fiery, fiery Dresden
would you find your finest burst
after 50 years of dropping peace bombs.
The genuine scream of a child
will change the world.
A poem based on the life of Kim Phuc Phan Thi, the Napalm Girl In a famous photo of the Vietnam War. She recently won the Dresden Peace Prize for being an activist. The foundation named and founded by her provides free medical assistance for children who are the victims of war and terrorism. Dresden Germany suffered the most horrific fire bombing of WWII. Dresden is also the backdrop for Kurt Vonnegut’s semi-autobiographical novel Slaughterhouse Five..
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