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Can you hear the children crying?
Some are hungry some are dying.
Numbing poverty's to blame,
tiny limbs on tiny frames.

Can you hear the children sighing?
Swollen bellies few are thriving.
Civil wars and genocides,
leave them nowhere left to hide.

Can you hear the children screaming?
Turn your ear pretend you're dreaming.
Close your eyes and go your way,
say you'll help some other day.

Psalm 145:16 "You are opening your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing."

Can you hear the children playing?
See them pet the newborn yearling.
Fun and food and lots of sun,
good things now for everyone.

Can you hear the children laughing?
Watch them plant the tender sapling.
Mom and dad and grandma too,
helping earth be born anew.

Can you hear the children singing?
Voices raised all ears are ringing.
Praising Jah for what he's done,
songs that also thank the Son.

Revelation 21:4 "And He will wipe out every tear from there eyes, and death will be no more,
neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
the sad reality of many children's plight; the hope of tomorrow
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

This is a great work in my opinion. It shows the truth happing all around the world. Open eyes and open hears will tell that it is not only limited to third world countries - no, it has already affected all nations, all cultures, nearly all ethnics.

Thanks for opening up and awakening people with this "song". Most can hear, but most do not do anything either.

The second part of the "song" is more of a positive nature, of arousing people to help the poor - inspired by love, planted in the hearts :)

tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for nice comments
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome and they came straight from my heart and soul :)
TheSoullessChild Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waaaah! Why is this so sad?! Just the picture mad me cry.
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know sweetie, but sometimes reality can move a heart to action
TheSoullessChild Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, good point
MarianaFuzaro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting how people always use the Bible and Christian morals to deal with all this, when Christian religion is famous for always worsening the hardships of the poor, prohibiting everything that can help them (taxes = stealing, government should be small and not intrude in personal issues - except, off course, to enforce heterosexual marriages only, and keep women in the home no matter how much she gets beaten, lying to keep your job, for example, to hide the fact you have some illness, as there are lots of healty people seeking for that job, stealing or prostituting yourself for food) and blame the poor for their condition, while all the same claiming to be always on their side.

And there's no reason to hope for a happy end for them. Poverty forces you into crime, prostitution, lying, addictions, and the constant stress make you prone to lose your head and sin out of despair. The African kid in the picture... oh, he's born a sinner and his parents are heathen, so he deserves what he gets, and deserves to go to hell too, and it (IT!) probably will.

As Christians use to say... "But no one cares about these children. Their mothers gave birth to them with total irresponsibility. Why should God care, then?"
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Again, you are confusing Christendom with Christianity, understandable since that is exactly what her 40,000 plus sects purport to be.  Jesus would condemn their acts and does condemn them, just as surely as he did the religious leaders of his day.  For a glimpse into true Christianity, please start with the gospel of John. Try reading without pre-conceived notions or biases. That is my challenge to you
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