A bedtime story

Two children were going home
In the night
When baddies came
And cried,
‘Kill them.’
 
Where was this?
All over. In the deserts
And in the subways
And on the roads
Of busy cities.
 
The children were brave,
But outnumbered, and small…
 
And suddenly Superman comes
With a whoosh…
No. He doesn’t. Don’t interrupt.
 
The children were left to die
Around the world.
 
Later, they fought for their lives
In a hospital
And all prayed for them…
 
I know, and God heard their prayers…
I SAID, DON’T INTERRUPT.
 
No they died.
Around the world.
 
Is there a moral in this story,
The child asked,
With tears in his eyes.
 
Yes, but it is for you to discover,
I lied.
 
The child would not have gone
To sleep
Otherwise.
 
***
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