Our Children

We see them, but we act like we’re blind

 

Blind to all of the agony that they’re going through

 

We see the blood leaking and yet they still can’t get through to us

  

Holding out their hands for help and we pass them by

 

They try to tell us the truth and we shut them down with a lie

 

Placing duct tape across their mouths and daring them to speak

 

Depression weighing them down every day of the week

 

They are starving for love and we refuse to give them something to eat

 

 Ignoring tears as they flow down their innocent faces

 

How many? How many? Our hearts should be heavy with these disturbing cases

 

Our children are begging to be saved and it’s sad that we don’t realize it until another one is put in the grave

 

We must pay attention to our children because oftentimes they lose their voice

 

They turn to destructive things because they feel they have no choice

 

Our children are crying for direction

 

We need to help them find their way and love them back this way

 

 Our children need us rightnow and they can’t afford to wait another day.

 

Written By: MarquishaApplewhite