How Can We Sleep
How can we sleep
While poverty grows
Feeding gross indignity
On the human divide
Wrongside of the globe


How can we sleep
While children's eyes
Die hollow with hunger
In a planet of plenty
Usurped by greed

How can we sleep
While warmongers feed
Hatred and fear
Gorge their coffers
On human sacrifice

How can we sleep
While fearmongers breed
In the heart
Of injustice forged
Without conscience

How can we sleep
While the abyss looms
Larger than Life
Averting our eyes
From the darkness

  
© 2003 Sophia La Toa



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