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Subversion in “Children of Heaven”

children of heaven

There’s a movie
you must never see:
“Children of Heaven.”

Don’t be fooled by its charming title.
Nothing religious in it at all.
Nothing but lies, lies, lies.

Avoid it at all cost
even if you are lucky enough
to find it in your convenient video store.

Too many lies in it
about a boy who loses his sister’s
only pair of shoes.

About their struggle
to keep the loss a secret
from their poor parents.

About the blind man
who finds the shoes
and gives it to his own daughter.

About the boy’s father
who gets a second job
gardening in a leafy suburb.

It goes on and on
showing you lies
about these people

Who seem real.
Remember, none of it is.
The only thing you need to know

Is that it is made in Iran.
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