Here’s another look at this ode for children, with the hope that the world will soon come to its senses and protect them all.
In the following piece of verse, the author comments upon the need for our species to collectively grieve for all of the children in the world, especially those who die due to preventable causes, so that Death may be held at bay. The poem is both a lament and ode to hope. If the entire planet was focused upon Childcentricity, would we be better able to reduce the power that Death currently holds over us? Rebel Voice likes to think so.
When The World Shall Weep
When one child dies, the World must weep
in tortured grief that steals all sleep,
for Death steps light, a callous thief,
who prowls our nights with sharpened teeth
to heed not tears nor lonely sighs
but sojourns near the parent’s cries
to feed yet more, if unrestrained,
if left to roam the homes in pain,
but shudders hard at focused thought
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