Oct 19, 2006

So much suffering on OUR Earth

How can WE close OUR eyes?

In a world with so much wealth

How can WE just stand by?

And try to simply ignore

The misery felt by the scores

By the hundreds they fall

Death lingering at their door

Hearts and hands opened wide

Yet OUR world still denies

No food in their bellies

Only the sounds of their cries

Some slaughtered like animals

In genocidal wars

Butchered by evil men

Are the helpless and poor

From the Cherokee Trail of Tears

To the African Sudan

Clans wiped out for their differences

Tagged less important by man

And in the bigger world cities

Left to suffer in pain

Are lost on the streets homeless

Trapped in poverty and chains

Mentally ill on the streets

Or else rotting in jails

No hope for recovery

Their minds are impaired

Situations quite hopeless

Trying to escape

But the obstacles are unsurpassable

Of their dignity they are raped

And AIDS and other diseases

Keep them under government control

No universal healthcare for medicines

It keeps high the toll

Times passes on

And things stay the same

The only thing different

Are the rolls with the names

So much suffering on OUR earth

In a world with so much wealth

NEVER fail to believe

That God travels in stealth

He sees all the anguishing

Hears the cries of EACH child

He watches and waits

As they are exiled

From the necessities of living

While the rest never see the need

And he hangs his head in disgust

At the arrogance and greed!

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