Sylomun Weah

Rookie (Monrovia, Liberia)

A Cold World - Poem by Sylomun Weah

It's a cold, cold world we're living in
Millions of children living today
Are abused and used, while they cry or die
If they are the future, our future

And are used as soldiers and slaves
Then our future really hangs in the balance
War, famine and calamity have taken their toll
Are we gonna standby and look the other way

while pretending, that we've got no say
Their pains and plight permeate the air
And i shiver at the table as i scribble
With rhythmical visions that constantly dribble

It's a cold, cold world we're living in
Pedophiles and warlords, leave the kids alone
Be ye man or woman aren't you ashamed
Though they're not your own, don't hurt them

Get your hands off and keep your hands off
Kids should be kids, so leave them to play
Are we so cold to be told, to do what is right
And don't we know that adulthood

Devoid of childhood is ill-gotten
Let's give them love and a happy home
Education, care, guidance and attention
If given, would surely go a long, long way

By: Sylomun Weah

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 12, 2009

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