Two Boys Crying Poem by Ray Mather

Two Boys Crying



Across the world
Two boys are crying,
Both wanting more
And tired of trying.

The first boy wants a mountain bike
And blames his mum for being mean;
Had enough of the daily hike,
He’s desperate to be part of the scene.

All day long
The wanting burns strong.
All the night
The wanting burns bright.
So little to ask,
Bikes are everywhere;
Oh, why is life so unfair?

The second boy wants something to eat
But is too weak to place the blame.
His mother weeps, helpless, dead-beat,
While his father hangs his head in shame.
All day long
The hunger burns strong.
All the night
The hunger burns bright.
So little to ask,
Food is everywhere;
Oh, why is life so unfair?

Across the world
Two boys are crying,
One’s full of life,
The other is dying.


(1996)

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jenn 22 March 2022

im looking to write a monologue and want to use this poem any ideas

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Ray Mather

Ray Mather

Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
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