Treasure Island

Mehreen Mujeeb

(4th November 1993 / Lahore, Pakistan)

Child Labour


Why should we suffer?
Why should we pay?
Why should we do this everyday?
We are tired of doing this everyday
Stop child labour

It’s like they don’t know how we feel
Because our age doesn’t seem that real
But we feel more pain than they do
And for what they’re doing
They should be sued
We are sick of doing this everyday
Stop child labour

Our cuts and bruises aren’t healing
As we do this day by day
It’s like they feel, but have no feelings
And aren’t bothered of what we have to say
We are tired of doing this everyday
Stop child labour

They get paid with the tears we shed
We get no love or a bed
We need some help
So someone help us please
Help us get some dignity
Have the courage to raise your voice
To help those in need
Those whose voices are so shattered
And whose lungs cannot breathe
We are sick of doing this everyday
Stop child labour

Our sunken eyes are tired of crying
Our hearts are sick of dying
Just remember
You were a child once too
We deserve a life
A life where we have no work to do
We are tired of doing this everyday
Stop child labour

So what we’re saying is not just noise
If you had a heart
You’d hear a voice
And stop child labour

Submitted: Saturday, September 20, 2008

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  • Sameer Ahmed (1/31/2009 9:42:00 AM)

    A dilemma of world especially underdeveloped states has been put nicely in words in a way that could inspire the big fishes to realize the sensitivity of this issue and try to eradicate it with their full resources..........i must appreciate you on reaising such thought with your poetry..............10/10 (Report) Reply

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