Taking Things For Granted

There’s a girl with no home,
No place to lay her head,
She sits on the side of the street,
Wishing she had something to eat.

There’s a boy that lives downstairs,
He has a place to sleep, he gets food,
But his parents abuse him every day,
And no matter what, they get their way.

There’s a girl that is sexually abused,
By her uncle when he comes around,
And then her cousin every once in awhile,
She has to hide tears behind her smile.

There’s a woman who longs to go to church,
But her husband forbids her to go,
One day she just up and leaves,
She’s dead now, her family grieves.

There’s a man living in the shelter,
With a picture of his used to be family,
He thinks it’s all his fault as he sits and cries,
A man decided to rob them, so his family dies.

There’s a puppy walking down the road,
You probably think “Oh, he has a home,”
But you’re the last person who saw the pet,
Before he was in the road and a truck, he met.

There’s a little boy who sits in the back of the church,
He prays for every one of these people,
While we all just sit here and watch these things take place,
God looks down on us in disgrace.

There’s a little girl who is about to commit suicide,
Her family is rich, and she is loved,
She has everything she ever wanted or needed,
But she got what she wanted, she succeeded.

Now tell me what’s wrong with this picture,
The people who have nothing are standing strong,
While the people who have everything never really see,
They take things for granted, this includes me.

Taking Things For Granted


HAFB, United States

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