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Author Name: Freebehind_blue_eyes 4 Comments
Date Added: August 18, 2005 04:08:53 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Children of Africa

Weíre the kids all by ourselves and we are crying
We lose our mothers and our fathers, weíre all dying
Canít you hear us, we are calling but weíre just to faint
All that we can do nowÖ is wait.

Itís hot and humid but the rain is coming down
Flooding the shelters, that make up our town
As children we learn quickly, lifeís not easy lifeís not nice
You have to fend for yourself, or you pay the price

Food and water canít be found, its not that mum and dad donít care
But with the AIDS epidemic I donít think theyíll last the year
Weíre the children for the future but thereís nothing we can do
To break the cycle of poverty, we need some help from you

Iím not begging for your money, Iím just asking for a hand
Together we can fight, together we can stand
Working hard for Africa, letís start with you and me
And aim to join the world, in a stand of unity

Please make poverty history, to help the children grow
The smallest thing could help us more that you will ever know
We all are born with innocence but how quickly ours is lost
Please help give us our childhood, it will be worth the cost.

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Comment By: FreeKel on October 14, 2005 06:04:02 AM Report
awesum poem..i like urs 2. i like how u wrote it being them. its awesum. the bit at the end 'make poverty history' was kool. im selling white bands that say that atm...its all for a good cause n we hav to try. thanku for sharing ur hearts cares. luv kel
Comment By: FreeCarolina on August 21, 2005 12:37:50 AM Report
you sure are one of a kind cherie. people can learn so much from your poem. =o]
Comment By: FreeJames Lagoski on August 18, 2005 08:10:33 AM Report
Dear Cherie~
I applaud you for the sentiment behind these words-
It is a shame that residents of this planet just
do not understand what it means to live in areas
where misery is a daily obstruction-
I am saddend by the fact that we can spend
millions ravaging a country for the sake of war
yet do not use those same efforts to strengthen
a country in need of that financial spending-
So it would seem it is more important to our
leaders to destroy than to rebuild-
May your words be heard by many!
Best Wishes to You~
Comment By: FreeSamantha Firefly on August 18, 2005 06:26:44 AM Report
Great message. Awesome write. Well done.


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