Love the Child

To the child that is still in you and me

To the child who is living in poverty

To the children who are longing to be loved, and to be free

To the children who are still chained in slavery…

We are fighting for you because we know you cannot

We hear your silent screams and vows,

And we won’t give in, or give up

Until each one of you is safe at home.

There’s a darkness looming over your cities tonight,

Not caused by the sleeping sun;

And it won’t be gone by morning’s light.

It goes unnoticed by all,

Mistaken for a trip or fall.

Mistaken for a withdrawn girl or boy,

Robbing the innocent of their light and joy.

The darkness must be called out and named to be changed

Or it creeps through generations, gaining strength in its shame.

And it doesn’t stop with punishment, badgering or hate.

Love is the only cure to make the darkness dissipate.

How do you love the unloveable? The selfish? The cruel?

It’s not enought to love the child and disregard the fool.

Come one. Come all, to stand up tall.

To grab a little hand and with all our might demand,

A world where children get to shine,

Where they can come out from behind the blinds,

Where they no longer fear, the ones they love.

To the child that is still in you and me

To the child who is living in poverty

To the children who are longing to be loved, and to be free

To the children who are still chained in slavery…

We are fighting for you because we know you cannot

We hear your silent screams and vows,

And we won’t give in, or give up

Until each one of you is safe at home.

Copyright 2013 Spryte Loriano

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