What will we Say

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about the state of the world--how we treat each other.

Submitted: April 14, 2009

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Submitted: April 14, 2009

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How do you place it
How do you place a bet of hope upon today
And to our brothers and sisters what will we say
What will we say when they ask where we have been
Days are placed aimlessly
So we pray that fate will set us free

On this earth, there is so much
And so much of what we have we can't maintain
But there's so many  who have none
And for nothing, those souls I could sustain
What will we say to our children
What will we say about their trembling empty hands

Inside this room sits a boy
Whose imprisonment is his memory
It is a memory of a freedom once known
A freedom fate took away
His present is a fruit force-fed from seeds forever sown
For time is a possession only fate may own
Who will he tell about his lost years
 Lost years across a crooked path
A crooked path across the fading page

From a window stares a girl
Stuck staring out from her little world
Tiny fingers sit trembling above her palms
One hand holds the other tight
As she kneels for prayer tonight
How can we turn away
From our sister who is placing hope for a better day
 


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