SAVE THE CHILDREN
It’s time to stop to think about the children of today and tomorrow;
Every child should have the right to have dreams full of happiness, instead of nightmares full of sorrow.
In Africa, 15 children die every minute, 22 thousand tiny souls will leave this planet today;
No miracle cure comes to save them, each night when they pray.
8 million children a year die of poverty, they didn’t even have a chance to live out their dream;
Over a billion children worldwide have to drink diseased water, just because they can’t get access to the clean.
Over 800 million souls will go to bed hungry tonight, tummies rumbling will be their only lullaby;
Some Mums & Dads kiss their children goodnight, not knowing if it will be goodbye.
Disease rages in the developing countries, most children become orphans, losing the their families to AIDS and H.I.V;
Surely every child on this planet deserves a chance, to choose their own fate and destiny.
Today in the U.K over 1.6 million children live in severe poverty, I can’t believe its 2011, and humanity waited this late;
Considering we are classed as Great Britain, we don’t appear to be doing so great.
Mothers that survive have to watch on in agony, as their children are so starving all they can do is cry;
They look to the heavens for hope, but there are no answers falling from the sky.
In the time it has taken you to read this letter, at least another 30 children left this world for the grave;
Actions speak louder than any words, this poem is dedicated to all the children we should have taken the time to save.
Barry mowles ©2011