alicia white


Child Labor


Hopeful eyes, happy smiles
Soft hands, million dreams
Is this not the identity of a child?
Then why do i see 
Tear filled eyes, terrified faces
Rough hands, and shattered dreams

Deprived of their childhood
Overloaded with work
Burdened with responsibility
At such a young age.  

So much to learn 
So much to accomplish 
But not given enough time
Fight for a cause 
Raise your voice 
Stop child labor

Put a smile back on their face
Give them the childhood
That was stollen from them
Fight for a cause 
Raise your voice 
STOP CHILD LABOR 

Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012
Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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I wrote this poem not to long ago for my Global Issues class. Got an A on it haha. As you can see its about child labor and how it needs to be stopped. Hope you enjoy :) feel free to comment and read my other poems :) thanks!

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