A child runs bare foot through a street, with ripped up clothes and bloody feet
Running fast from the horrors he has seen
The screams and fear, will never leave.
Far away, another child runs
With his headphones in and Nike shoes on.
A mother cries as her child dies of Aids
While another celebrates her genetically made, perfect babe.
We drop bombs and kill and maim
To what ends, when we are all to blame?
Manipulated by corporate lies,
We no longer see through our third eyes.
Gut instinct is void and empathy deplete
As the rich eat the poor
On technology street.
Consume, destroy and with a smile
As we switch ourselves off and become numb for a while.
Our neighbours smile as they pass by
But community has gone, don’t look in their eyes.
Enclosed in our bubbles of worry and shame
Its easy to ignore the boy running away.
But what can we do? We proclaim rather loudly,
With hands in the air, we deplore the almighty
To show us a sign, light up a way
As our mother shakes and quivers in dismay
The world retreats into a fearful dither
As denial seeps in, the bubble we draw nearer
the blinkers remain.
Around we go in this endless cycle
The rich get richer and the poor get re cycled.
Its time to stop Frackin around my friends.
Take one small step for the better each day,
Make a difference in your own way,
To break the mould of lust and greed
Chop off the hand that it does feed.
Always remember that no matter what,
We are all one, from the earth beneath our feet to the stars we can barely see
Equal in the right to live and breath
Free from fear of lack or need
Free to love, to laugh and be free.