Mehreen Mujeeb

Rookie - 20 Points (4th November 1993 / Lahore, Pakistan)

Child Labour

Poem by Mehreen Mujeeb

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


Comments about Child Labour by Mehreen Mujeeb

  • Vanshu parjapati (4/30/2020 9:21:00 PM)

    Great effort(Report)Reply

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  • sahil.pillai (10/26/2019 7:38:00 AM)

    I just heard a voice in my heart. I am very inspired. I am 11 years old. I am so proud to live in a country with so inspirational poets like you(Report)Reply

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  • Deeeee (3/27/2019 5:49:00 AM)

    I feel strong about this subject but some aspects aren't bad, maybe we should re introduce it to solve brexit(Report)Reply

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  • Alexander Duhaime (10/24/2018 12:54:00 PM)

    Nic epoem i likked it(Report)Reply

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  • Daud the biggest don (8/7/2018 9:34:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem made by you bro(Report)Reply

    Hahuaua(10/23/2018 1:52:00 PM)

    Hi your comment doesn’t make sense you idiot

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  • adithya kukku (7/31/2018 11:55:00 AM)

    it is a knowlegable poem and thanks mehreen mujeeb(Report)Reply

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  • mehak (7/14/2018 3:51:00 AM)

    nice and knowlegable poem(Report)Reply

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  • Amar sharoof (7/8/2018 11:04:00 AM)

    Thanks to this poem for helping me(Report)Reply

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  • hirfan (7/4/2018 9:40:00 AM)

    Thanks Maureen mujeeb(Report)Reply

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  • Gerald (7/3/2018 1:13:00 AM)

    Help me with apoem about human rights(Report)Reply

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  • Kripa (6/23/2018 10:41:00 AM)

    It really help me to study and Thank you Mr. Mehreen mujeeb nice poems(Report)Reply

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  • Kripa (6/23/2018 10:38:00 AM)

    It really help me to study and Thank you Mr.Mehreen mujeeb nice poems(Report)Reply

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  • Kishor joseph (6/21/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    It really help me to study(Report)Reply

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  • Apsara (6/13/2018 11:05:00 AM)

    Add a comment.super and wonderful(Report)Reply

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  • Preeti (5/10/2018 12:40:00 PM)

    Very good poem.helped me in my English elicutuon(Report)Reply

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  • bhumi (5/4/2018 9:57:00 AM)

    fabulous(Report)Reply

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  • Rafique Farooqi (12/19/2016 1:20:00 AM)

    Well said, in this poem, its sad almost nothing is practically done by our(Report)Reply

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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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  • Gillian.E. Shaw (9/20/2008 1:20:00 PM)

    A tragic theme. Well done.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 20, 2008



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