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Scene in a Chinese Orphanage
by Susan M Phillips

Monday, May 21, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Watching television last night I caught a glimpse of scenes filmed by British journalists posing as charity workers in a number of Chinese orphanages. I did not sleep. Babies were being left to die in special rooms set aside for the purpose. The lucky ones, allowed to live, were kept clean and dressed, in low chairs with their legs tied tightly asplay over potties. They appeared unattended and unable to move.

I felt unable to continue viewing, but my son did and tells me that since the documentary was originally aired, the Chinese government has ceased these inhumane practices.

The story behind the poem is included in my forthcoming book, Green Living, Sacred Life, coauthored by Tye Jamie Coxston (Capall Bann)

Scene in a Chinese Orphanage

Tied to chairs

Tied to chairs

Little toddlers

Tied to chairs

Legs asplay

Pot beneath

Nice and clean

These toddlers keep

Never cry, only sigh

Quiet toddlers

Tied to chairs

Never walk, never talk

Silent toddlers

Tied to chairs

But better that

Than face the gloom

Of the dreadful

Dying room!


Susan M Phillips


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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/21/2007
Sue this is so depressing! Wish they would let us have the babies they set aside to die, how cruel, how incredible non-religious. Thank you for sharing this.

Be safe,
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 5/21/2007
I have not watched the show, this is aweful. I don't know why this is happening.

Sandie Angel :o(
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