Murphy Payne

(Laurens County, South Carolina)

In The Name Of The Children

While chilling one Saturday at home
My door was darkened
By a pair of campaign workers

As they explained their candidate’s position
Which I vehemently disagreed with
They hit me with the big one
In the Name of the children

In the name of the children
Has been evoked hundreds of times
By disingenuous people
Trying to infiltrate and pollute my mind

I think about
What all mankind is done to children
Over Hundreds of years with their stratagems
In the name of the children

They have closed down factories and offices
Escorted moms and dads from premises like criminals
Created wars and limited incursions, leaving children
Fatherless, motherless, homeless and with less
In the name of the children

They exploit their names without shame
Spend their money with impunity
Cut back on school learning programs
And blamed it on them for wanting to learn
All, In the name of the children

So I implore these bottom feeders
In the name of the father, Son and Holy Spirit
To really do something positive for the children
In the name of their own salvation

Submitted: Monday, March 28, 2011
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