The Children's Burden - Poem by AHO Speaks
Man builds weapons to destroy and kill
Insistent power refuses to admit the creator's will.
Money is no problem for weapons of destruction
But little is put aside for humanites reconstruction.
Some say; 'it can't be done', so why give it a try
Will our earthly journey be void of ever asking why?
Is life a difficult or an impossible chore
Can a single key open and lock, each and every door?
We know how to feed all the children deprived
It should be a national act to keep everyone of them alive.
Education can allow each of them to compete
Give them a share of earthly life not bittersweet.
Share a piece of your bountiful harvest
The children should not have to ask; 'why do they starve us'?
Put the American flag on all that we give
The families will remember our gifts to live.
Begin the first chapter of a great story to be told
God will remember each nations courage to be bold.
Competition should never have an element of fear
The children are today's tomorrow; right now; and right here.
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