Can you hear the distant screams
Within the comfort of your lives
Can you hear the echoes
Of those who suffer and die
While you live the material dream
Others are hidden behind a screen
Of the media blackout
Run by the corporate machine.
As you go about your daily life
Suffering the subtle stresses and strains of life
There are dissidents making a stand
Disappearing in the night
There are people who are struggling
Simply to survive.
For us each day can be mundane
As well as predictable
But for others each day brings danger
As well as the threat of death
And it’s not through something that they have done
But just because their place of birth.
So show your gratitude each day
And your unconditional love
And show a bit of a appreciation
That our lives are so good.