Shirley Campbell Horton

(Taunton, Massachusetts)

Listen - Poem by Shirley Campbell Horton

Can you hear the children cry?
Why you ask, oh why?
Hunger, bruises, suffering from land
to land
Abuse, wars, fear -
No one to extend a hand
Tears, broken hearts and broken bones
Do you care enough to let them know
they are not all alone
Do you pray that man's cruelty
to man will cease
O has the world grown callous
to the voices for peace
Can you hear the children cry?
Need you ask why, oh why.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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