I Am A Human Being, Too,.

When you waken in the morning
To breakfast off the laden table
Think of me!
When you raise that first cup of coffee
To your lips and drink it down,
Think of me.
When you take another croissant
And a second cup of coffee,
Think of me.

When you complain about the cost
Of gasoline and keeping daily house,
Think of me.
When you turn away good food
And say it’s not quite what you want,
Think of me.
When you want to treat your children
To that latest video game,
Think of me.
When you want to prink and preen
And dance away till dawn,
Think of me.
When you sleep in your warm bed
Safe and sound from harm,
Think of me.

And now you ask me, who am I
and what am I to you?
Well, I am the little boy
Who you see in Sunday’s papers
Whose belly is distended and
Who hasn’t long to live.
I am the little boy
Who will go without again
And millions like me
Every day whilst others follow
Greed and never stop to think
That everything they waste would keep
and feed my family for a month.

I Am A Human Being, Too,.

Andrew  Bailey

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom

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In a world of abundance, children die every minute of the day from starvation and malnutrition. In America, there is a surfeit of fat children and the UK is not that far behind. Children whine when they cannot have the latest electronic gizmo or another fizzy pop drink. They complain at having to go to school and when there, half of them do their best to be excluded. i would be tempted to leave them and their over indulgent parents in the Sudanese desert for a 3 month period and then lets hear them moan. Modern man, in the developed world in self centred, selfish and self indulgent usually without a thought for anyone else but himself. He had better wake up and smell teh flowers before they are all gone.

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