Shirley Campbell Horton

(Taunton, Massachusetts)


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