- JOHN ODEY ADUMA, BRITISH CHEVENING SCHOLAR AND PUBLISHER, UNITED KINGDOM
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This poem was written in 2007 and since then has been published and republished on Vigilance many times in defence of kids who often bear the brunt of the various insanities in our modern world and as the poet's indictment on the purposelessness of war and other barbarism such as the current global jihad in human community.
It is the poet's candid contention that although man has advanced technologically, pacing into the 21st from pre-historic times to explore the realm of the gods, he has spiritually and morally regressed to the State of Nature.
Thus, Omran Daqneesh's silence is not just and expression of shock, but at spiritual-psychoanalytical level, the kid-philosopher is simply overwhelmed by this regression, barbarism, purposeless malignity, folly, crass insensitivity and man's inhumanity to man. Man! Man! Where are you? Have you sunk so low?