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We Live in a world

We live in a world
where children die young and wicked lives long
where good runs dry and mothers often cry
We live in a world
where masses have no say but leaders never sway
where justice never reigns but violence always rains
We live in a world
where love is long lost and hate spreads like dust
where men beat their wives and mercy never thrive
We live in a world
where people know there is God but choose to ignore
where it’s not OK to pray but absolutely right to be gay
We live in a world
where boys hold war guns and shoot till the day dawns
where it is OK to fight and kill for your right
We live in a world
where women get stripped only just to be tipped
where young girls get sold only just to the old
We live in a world
where white means black and the sun is dark
where people no longer feel and wounds no longer heal
We live in a world
where revenge is the tool and peace is just for a fool
where brother means foe and families are only for show 



We need a world
where God is a necessity and not just a commodity
where we all need to take a stand and hold unto God's hand
We need a world
where we can all decide and not take sides
where we make a difference and all stay friends
We need a world
where fathers learn to trust and not just to hurt
where boys actually grow with no bomb to and fro
We need a world
where mothers learn to care and try not to err
where girls learn to read and not disagree
We need a world
where nations are fertile and people tend to smile
where hearts are filled with joy and sorrow destroyed
We need a world
where the youths can unite with futures so bright
where the old can relax with no news of attacks
We need a world
where peace is born and tears are undone
where we can all rely and dream of blue skies
We need a world
where it all makes sense to stop the pretense
where we teach our soul to live as a whole.
Posted by ADEKEMI ADENIYAN on 3/19/13 | tags: poetry poems







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